SharePoint permissions can be complicated and confusing. Get clarity on the permissions hierarchy.
- [Instructor] SharePoint is made up of site collections and sites. And these are filled with objects such as lists and list items, folders, document libraries, and documents. And since you can have 750,000 sites per SharePoint farm, you can imagine that making sure that the right people have access to these sites and objects can be a difficult task. Rather than trying to create one set of permissions that will apply to everyone in the organization, permission management is assigned to site collection admins and the site owners, who typically are a part of the team, and therefore, they usually have a better understanding of the needs of that particular team.
Now, there are 33 different permissions that can be assigned to a user. But don't panic, (chuckles) you're not going to have to try to figure out which permission each individual user needs to have. You instead will place individual users into user groups that already have a particular set of permissions assigned. And there are several of these available to you. There are owners, members, viewers, and several other. Now, there are also several permission levels like full control, edit, contribute, and read, and again, others.
You can also create your own custom groups and levels of permissions. Now let's go ahead and take a look at the hierarchy of permissions. You start with the user account, each individual user. They are then added to that SharePoint group, that permission group with permissions like owners, members, readers, and others. Each permission group has permission levels like full control, edit, contribute, read, view only, and other.
You also can assign permissions to sites, lists, libraries, documents, other things, objects that are part of SharePoint. This is just the beginning of a larger conversation about permissions and how they are assigned, permission groups and permission levels. This is the beginning of a much larger discussion. And in the next videos, we're going to go ahead and we are going to look at creating some of these permission groups, working with permission levels, and trying to understand better SharePoint permissions and the permission hierarchy.
- Sites, site collections, and site templates
- Permission groups
- Permission inheritance
- Adding apps
- Creating lists and document libraries
- Versioning and check out
- Columns and views
- SharePoint subsites