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Permissions for SharePoint 2013 learning roadmap

SharePoint 2013

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.

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We recommend that you read the articles in the order listed.

Prerequisite information

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.

    See Overview of sites and site collections 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.

    See Overview of identity management in SharePoint 2013.

    Your goal is to understand the role of permissions in the authorization methods for identity management in SharePoint 2013.

Level 100

The following articles contain introductory information about permissions in SharePoint 2013.

Level 200

The following articles contain intermediate information about permissions in SharePoint 2013.

Level 300

The following articles contain advanced information about permissions in SharePoint 2013.

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Change History

Date Description

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

Initial publication

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