Permissions planning for sites and content in SharePoint 2013


Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Summary:Learn about how to plan permissions for sites and site content for SharePoint 2013.

Some sites in an enterprise probably contain content that should not be available to all users. For example, proprietary technical information should be accessible only on a need-to-know basis. An intranet portal for employee benefits should be available only to full-time employees, whereas the home page of an Internet Web site is accessible by anonymous clients.

Permissions control access to sites and site content. You can manage permissions by using SharePoint groups, which control membership. Fine-grained permissions also help to secure content at the item and document level.

The following articles about how to plan security for sites and content are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.


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Overview of site permissions in SharePoint 2013

Learn about the concepts behind SharePoint 2013 access control at the site collection, site, subsite, and site content (list or library, folder, item or document) levels.

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Plan site permissions in SharePoint 2013

Helps you understand how permissions are assigned and helps you choose the appropriate permissions to use in your site collection or subsite.

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Determine permission levels and groups in SharePoint 2013

Reviews the available permission levels and groups, and helps you determine whether you need additional permission levels or groups.

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Overview of security groups in SharePoint 2013

Helps you determine which Microsoft Windows security groups and user accounts to use to grant access to sites, decide whether to use the Authenticated Users group, and decide whether to allow anonymous access.

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Choose administrators and owners for the administration hierarchy in SharePoint 2013

Defines the levels of administration from the server level to the subsite level and helps you choose administrators for each level.

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Best practices for using fine-grained permissions in SharePoint Server 2013

Learn about best practices for fine-grained permissions and how to use them within your organization when you use SharePoint 2013.

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Overview of the Contribute permission level in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about the Contribute permission level and the tasks that you can complete if you have these permissions.