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Change permission settings for a list or library

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View permissions for a list

  1. Navigate to the list, and then in the Action pane, click Modify settings and columns .

  2. On the Customize List_name page, in the General Settings section, click Change permissions for this list_or_document_library .

    The Change Permissions:List_name page displays the users and groups that have access to the list, and shows the permissions level assigned to each user or group.

Change list permissions for a specific site group

  1. Navigate to the list, and then in the Action pane, click Modify settings and columns .

  2. On the Customize List_name page, in the General Settings section, click Change permissions for this list_or_document_library .

  3. Select the box next to the site group you want to change.

    For example, click the check box next to Web Designer to change the permissions for all members of the Web Designer site group.

  4. Click Edit Permissions of Selected Users .

  5. In the Choose Permissions section, select the level of permissions to allow, and then click OK .

Assign list permissions to a specific user or group

  1. Navigate to the list, and then in the Action pane, click Modify settings and columns .

  2. On the Customize List_name page, in the General Settings section, click Change permissions for this list_or_document_library .

  3. On the list toolbar, click Add Users .

  4. In the Step 1: Choose Users section, in the Users area, in the text box, type the e-mail address or network domain name and account name for the user or group you want to assign permissions.

  5. In the Step 2: Choose Permissions section, in the Permissions section, select the level of permissions for the user or group, and then click Next .

  6. In the Step 3: Confirm Users section, verify that the e-mail address, user name, and display name for the user or group are correct.

  7. To notify the user or group of the permissions with an e-mail message, in the Step 4: Send E-Mail section, select the Send the following e-mail to let these users know they've been added check box, and fill in the text you want to send.

  8. Click Finish .

Remove list permissions for a user, group, or site group

  1. Navigate to the list, and then in the Action pane, click Modify settings and columns .

  2. On the Customize List_name page, in the General Settings section, click Change permissions for this list_or_document_library .

  3. Select the box next to the site group, user, or group from which you want to remove permissions, and then click Remove Selected Users .

  4. Click OK .

Reset permissions to the default state

  1. Navigate to the list, and then in the Action pane, click Modify settings and columns .

  2. On the Customize List_name page, in the General Settings section, click Change permissions for this list_or_document_library .

  3. Click Inherit permissions from the parent Web site .

  4. Click OK to change to inherited permissions.

Note: The Inherit permissions link does not appear unless the list permissions are already customized.

Enable anonymous access for a list

  1. Verify that anonymous access is enabled for your site.

  2. Navigate to the list, and then in the Action pane, click Modify settings and columns .

  3. On the Modify Settings and Columns page, in the General Settings section, click Change permissions for this list_or_document_library .

  4. In the Action pane, click Change anonymous access .

  5. On the Change Anonymous Access Settings page, click the check box for the level of permissions that you want to grant to anonymous users.

    Note: If Internet Information Services (IIS) is not configured to allow anonymous access, these check boxes are unavailable.

  6. Click OK .

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