Is it safe to delete the "Everyone" group from site collection?


  • Hi All,

    Recently we got  complains that the "Everyone" group can be seen under "People and groups" section /_layouts/15/groups.aspx

    We know this does not mean that users which are part of this group have access to the site collection. To have direc access, the group "Everyone" has to be visible under "Site Permissions" section /_layouts/15/user.aspx

    My question is:
    Is it safe to delete the "Everyone" group permanently from all site collections (from the "People and groups" section)?

    Best Regards

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:49 PM

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  • Here you go

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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:27 PM
  • Thank you for your answer. I also found this link, but it does not answer my question: is it safe to delete this group? I don't want to recreate it. I just want to click, "delete" and leave it like this.
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:01 PM
  • It matters what is there inside the group. If there is "Everyone" and "All Authenticated users" inside this group and you don't want all the users in our organization to access the site, then feel free to access it.



    Friday, March 24, 2017 3:32 AM