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Manage user permissions on an external list for a Business Connectivity Services on-premises solution in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013

Published: October 16, 2012

Summary: How to configure permissions on external lists for a Business Connectivity Services (BCS) on-premises scenario deployment in SharePoint 2013.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 | SharePoint Foundation 2013 

Once you or an appropriate user has created the external list, it’s important to make sure that you set appropriate permissions for other users. If the subsite that contains the external list inherits permissions from its parent site, then you may inadvertently give permission to inappropriate users. In this example, permissions are given to the AdventureWorksBCSUsers group.

Important Important:

This is Step 10 in the Business Connectivity Services On-Premises scenario deployment procedures.

Manage user permissions to the external list

  1. On the List tab, in the Settings group, click List Settings.

  2. Under Permissions and Management, click Permissions for this list...

  3. Apply permissions to the list as you have planned them.

The following table summarizes the default external list permissions for SharePoint user groups:

Name Permission levels

Excel Services Viewers

View Only

<Site Name> Members

Edit

<Site Name> Owners

Full Control

<Site Name> Visitors

Read

Important Important:

Link to Step 11Connect an external list to Outlook for a Business Connectivity Services on-premises solution in SharePoint 2013 of the Business Connectivity Services On-Premises scenario deployment procedures.

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