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Create a Custom Site Group with Access to the Site Collection Web Part Gallery

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To ensure that a custom site group has access to the sitecollection Web Part gallery, you must first create the group in thetop-level Web Site of the site collection, and then you can givethe custom site group access to the site collection Web PartGallery.

Create a custom site group in the top-level Web site

  1. On the Site Settings page for the top-level Web site in a sitecollection, in the Administration section, click Go to Site Administration .

  2. On the Site Administration page, in the Users and Permissions section, click Manage site groups .

  3. On the Manage Site Groups page, click Add a Site Group .

  4. In the Site Group Name and Description area, type thename and description for the new site group.

  5. In the Rights area, select the rights you want toinclude in the new site group.

    Make sure that the Edit Items right or the Add and Customize Pages right is selected if you want usersto be able to customize Web Part pages. Make sure the Add/Remove Private Web Parts and Update Personal Web Parts rightsare selected if you want users to be able to personalize Web Partpages.

    Note: The Edit Items right givesmembers of the custom site group the right to edit all pages in thetop-level Web site, including the home page.

  6. Click Create Site Group .

Give the custom site group access to the site collection WebPart gallery

  1. On the Site Settings page for the top-level Web site of a sitecollection, in the Administration section, click Go to Site Administration .

  2. In the Site Collection Galleries area, select Manage Web Part gallery .

  3. On the Web Part Gallery page, click Modify settings and columns .

  4. Click Change permissions for this gallery .

  5. On the Change Permissions page, click Add Users .

  6. In the Step 1: Choose Users section, in the Users field, type the name of the custom site group.

    Note: You cannot specify a customsite group that has been created in a subsite. You must specify acustom site group that was created in the top-level Web site.

    To give users of a subsite permission to the WebPart gallery, add the users to a cross-site group, and then grantthe cross-site group access to the site collection Web Partgallery.

  7. In the Step 2: Choose Permissions section, choose a setof permissions. If you select Advanced Permissions , makesure that View List Items is selected.

  8. Click Next .

  9. In the Step 3: Confirm Users section, confirm the nameof the custom site group, and then click Finish .

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