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Define custom permission levels (Windows SharePoint Services)

Office 2007

Updated: April 16, 2009

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-14

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After you have determined that you need custom permission levels and you have decided what permissions to include in the new permission level, you can create a custom permission level. Permission levels can be created for a site or site collection. You can create a custom permission level by using any of the three procedures in this article.

If the custom permission level that you want is nearly identical to an existing default permission level and you don't need to use the default permission level, you can customize the default permission level to include or exclude permissions that you do or do not need.

  1. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click Advanced permissions.

  2. On the toolbar, click Settings, and then click Permission Levels.

  3. In the list of permission levels, click the name of the permission level you want to customize.

  4. On the Add a Permission Level page, in the Name box, type a name for the new permission level.

  5. Click Submit.

If the custom permission level that you want is similar to an existing default permission level, and you need to use both the default permission level and your custom permission level, you can copy the default permission level, and then modify the copy and save it as a new permission level.

  1. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click Advanced permissions.

  2. On the toolbar, click Settings, and then click Permission Levels.

  3. In the list of permission levels, click the name of the permission level you want to copy.

  4. At the bottom of the page, click Copy Permission Level.

  5. On the Copy Permission Level page, in the Name box, type a name for the new permission level.

  6. In the Description box, type a description for the new permission level.

  7. In the list of permissions, select or clear the check boxes to add permissions to or remove permissions from the permission level.

  8. Click Create.

If there is no permission level similar to the one you need, you can create one and include just the permissions that you need.

  1. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click Advanced permissions.

  2. On the toolbar, click Settings, and then click Permission Levels.

  3. On the toolbar, click Add a Permission Level.

  4. On the Add a Permission Level page, in the Name box, type a name for the new permission level.

  5. In the Description box, type a description for the new permission level.

  6. In the list of permissions, select the check boxes to add permissions to the permission level.

  7. Click Create.

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