SharePoint 2013 - SPLessons

Chapter 8

User permissions and permission levels ...

SharePoint 2013 - SPLessons

User permissions and permission levels in SharePoint 2013

Permission levels in SharePoint

Limited Access

They can view Application Pages, Browse User Information, Use Remote Interfaces, and Use Client Integration Features etc.


Limited Access permissions plus: View Items, Open Items, View Versions, Create Alerts, Use Self-Service Site Creation, and View Pages.


Read permissions plus: Add Items, Edit Items, Delete Items, Delete Versions, Browse Directories, Edit Personal User Information, Manage Personal Views, Add/Remove Personal Web Parts, Update Personal Web Parts.


Contribute permissions plus: Manage Lists, Override Check Out, Approve Items, Add and Customize Pages, Apply Themes and Borders, Apply Style Sheets.


Has full control of the Web site.

Full Control

All permissions

Creating Custom Permissions Groups 

  • Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Site Permissions (Users and Permissions)
  • Click on Permission Levels (In Ribbon)
  • Add a Permission Level (Menu)
  • Name = Add or Edit Permission, Check Add Items and Edit Items checkboxes -> Create

To Create a Custom Permission level

  • Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Site Permissions (Users and Permissions)
  • Select Grant Permissions (In Ribbon)
  • Enter the User/Group name. Select Grant user permission directly and check the required permission level.

To Create a Custom Permissions for Lists / Libraries or ListItems

  • By default, the permission given to the site automatically applies to the Lists as well. We can override these settings and give permissions
  • Open List -> Settings -> List Settings -> Permissions for this list