Creating a custom group/role with unique permissions

SharePoint creates several groups with permissions, which are used as roles, when a site collection is created. Optionally, more groups with permissions are created when additional sites are created. The following instructions can be used to create a custom group with permissions for a particular need or requirement.

  1. Click “Site Actions”
  2. Click “Site Settings”
  3. Click “People and Groups”
  4. Click “Site Permissions” (left column)
  5. At the top-site, Click “Settings”
  6. Click “Permission Levels”
  7. Else, if inheriting permissions from parent site:

a. Click “Actions”

b. Click “Manage Permissions of Parent”

c. Click “Settings”

d. Click “Permission Levels”

  1. Else, if not inheriting permissions from parent site:

a. Click “Actions”

b. Click “Edit Permissions”

c. Click “Settings”

d. Click “Permission Levels”

  1. Click “Add a Permission Level”
  2. Enter name of permission level (ex. “Author”)
  3. Under List Permissions, check “Add Items” and “View Items” (and if necessary “Open Items”)
  4. Make sure “Edit Items” and “Delete Items” are unchecked
  5. Under Site Permissions, check “View Pages” and “Open”
  6. Click “Create”

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