Permissions for SharePoint 2013 learning roadmap
Updated: May 21, 2013
Summary: Use this learning roadmap to build expertise in permissions and permissions management in SharePoint 2013.
Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint 2013 makes it easy for people to work together. SharePoint 2013 enables you and your employees to set up web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make informed decisions. Permissions in SharePoint 2013 define how users and apps obtain authorized access to protected SharePoint resources.
If you are new to permissions for SharePoint 2013, this topic can help you identify what you need to learn to understand how to plan and implement permissions and permissions management to control authorized access to resources in a SharePoint 2013 environment. These resources include SharePoint site collections, SharePoint subsites, team sites, site and subsite content (such as documents, lists, and calendars), and apps for SharePoint. This article includes prerequisite information that explains SharePoint and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) fundamentals. You must understand the prerequisite topics first. Subsequent articles for permissions in SharePoint 2013 assume that you understand the fundamentals. After you understand the basics, you can read articles in the Level 100, 200, and 300 sections.
We recommend that you read the articles in the order listed.
This section contains links to many articles and books that contain background information that will help you fully understand how permissions in SharePoint 2013 works.
Step 1: Learn about site structure in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand the structure of sites in SharePoint 2013, such as web applications, site collections, and subsites.
Step 2: Learn about Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) security groups.
Your goal is to understand how to create and manage the membership of AD DS security groups, which you can use to configure SharePoint permissions.
Step 3: Learn about permissions in SharePoint 2013 identity management.
Your goal is to understand the role of permissions in the authorization methods for identity management in SharePoint 2013.
The following articles contain introductory information about permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Step 1: Learn the basic concepts of permissions in SharePoint 2013.
View the following:
Understanding permissions in SharePoint video
Your goal is to understand the basic ideas of SharePoint permissions, including permission levels, SharePoint groups, securable objects, fine-grained permissions, and permission inheritance.
Step 2: Learn how to plan site permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand the guidelines to plan permissions in a site, including when to use and break permission inheritance.
Step 3: Learn how to plan for managing app permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand the details of app permission request scopes, app permission requests, and app authorization policies when you deploy apps for SharePoint.
Step 4: Learn about the levels of administration for managing access in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Your goal is to understand the different groups and their level of administration at the server or farm, shared services, web application, and site levels.
Step 5: Learn about the permission levels and groups for managing access in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Your goal is to understand the default SharePoint groups and permission levels, when you have to have a custom permission level or group, and how to use AD DS groups when you assign permissions
The following articles contain intermediate information about permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Step 1: Learn about administrative and service accounts in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand the requirements for the administrative and service accounts that you might have to deploy on servers that are running SharePoint 2013 or SQL Server in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Step 2: Learn about account permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand the purpose and default settings for administrative accounts, service application accounts, database roles, and group permissions in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Step 3: Learn about web application permissions management and permissions policy management for web applications and users.
Your goal is to understand how to manage user permission policies and permission policy levels for a web application in SharePoint 2013.
Step 4: Learn about how to manage passwords in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand how to plan and configure the initial deployment and automatic updating of passwords across multiple accounts, without having to perform multiple manual procedures, in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Step 5: Learn about how to configure custom permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand how to customize an existing permission level or create a new permission level to configure custom permissions.
Step 6: Demonstrate SharePoint permissions in a test lab.
View the following:
Demonstrate permissions with SharePoint Server 2013 test lab guide overview video
Your goal is to configure and demonstrate SharePoint permissions for three user scenarios involving site collections and subsites in a test lab.
The following articles contain advanced information about permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Step 1: Learn about fine-grained permissions in SharePoint 2013.
See Best practices for using fine-grained permissions in SharePoint Server 2013, Fine-grained permission reference for SharePoint Server 2013, and Troubleshoot common fine-grained permissions issues for SharePoint Server 2013.
Your goal is to understand how to use, understand, and troubleshoot fine-grained permissions to enable a more precisely defined level of resource access in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Step 2: Learn about the details of the default permission levels and user permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Your goal is to understand the specific set of permissions for each default permission level and the role of each list, site, and personal user permission in SharePoint 2013.
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May 21, 2013
Added links to the new "Understanding Permissions" video and the "Demonstrate Permissions with SharePoint Server 2013 test lab guide" and overview video.
May 7, 2013