SharePoint Fundamentals
Custom Permission Level

Published: 04 September 2016

In this video you will learn creating custom permission level.


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  1. What is SharePoint Click Here
  2. Sign-up for Office 365 Trial Click Here
  3. Considerations while creating Site Collection Click Here
  4. Create Site Collection Click Here
  5. When to create Sub site Click Here
  6. Create Sub site Click Here
  7. SharePoint Groups Click Here
  8. Custom Permission Level Click Here
  9. What are Classic Lists Click Here
  10. What are Classic Libraries Click Here

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The site contents. If you are not familiar how you could reach the site settings. So site settings, you have this gear icon. If you are in IE, don't confuse with this one with this one. You won't get this problem in other browser, but in IE it is likely. So, this is IE tools, this is SharePoint settings. If you go here, you can always access site settings, which will open different settings that you could control at the site collection level. The first one is users and permissions. So, from here you have peoples and groups, site permissions. You can manage site collection admins, site permissions. The one we are interested now is permission level. To access that you just need to click on site permissions. Once you click there, at the top you can see the permission levels here. Let's go ahead and click on that. You can see that you have different kinds of permission levels. The one is full control, design, edit, contribute, read, limited access and view only. So, if I click on each one of them, this is actually permission level. We discuss like it's a group of permissions. So, when I click on the permission level, you can see the permissions here. So, I have a list permissions, have site permissions, have personal permissions. So, these are the different kinds of permissions that were grouped together to make a permission level. So, and if you see the full control, everything is checked. Nothing was unchecked. This is a full control where you can do everything possibly on this particular site. That's why whenever you assign someone to this permission level, we call it as, owners of the site. Let's say, you are a owner of your house. Then if someone comes, you will have complete control of your home. So that is what the owner is all about. You have all the permissions when someone assigns full control. The next one is design. If I click on the design, you see that it's not all selected. And if you go to site permissions these are unchecked. So you can't do these things. You can't manage permissions. You can't create subsites. You can't manage website. That's the main difference between the design and the full control. And there are few more like you can't manage alerts, but you can add items. You can delete items. You can upload items. You saw, you can do all of those things. Apart from managing the site, the next one is edit. So, again, the difference here is, you don't have upload items. So, just remember those major differences. Design can approve it, but design cannot manage. Whereas edit, they can't approve it, but design can approve it. And contribute does almost the same thing. As you see the read, so you can always read the documents, but you can download the documents also. That's the difference between read and the other operations. Limited access, you see that it's only viewing application pages and the other information, but you can't have access to the other items if you're having limited access. So, view only, you read the description here itself. Difference between read and view. You can download documents here are downloadable. As easy as this. So, it protects good description, so we just need to understand what each one of the permission level can do.

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