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How do people in Designers group provide permissions after creating list/libraries? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We've always kept our SharePoint intranet pretty locked down, such that only those in an Owner's group can create lists and libraries.  We decided to utilize the Designer group to allow a select handful of people to be able to create lists and libraries (without making them owners of the site).  How do these "designers" apply permissions?  It doesn't appear that they can under the library settings.

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    Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Designer group is very similar to Contributor group in SharePoint.

    Designer has more permission to perform certain activities in the site, you can just think of Designer group as a superset of Contributor group.

    Users of this group can manage lists, importantly approve items when required and override checkouts.

    However designer group is not a replacement for site owner group, designer group users will not be able to provide access to a list library or break inheritance.

    If you want set of your users to be quasi site owners, they should be permitted to add users to a group or to a list libraries/break inheritance et.al, then you should consider creating a new permission level.


    Hope this helps!
    Ram - SharePoint Architect
    Blog - SharePointDeveloper.in
    Please vote or mark your question answered, if my reply helps you

    Friday, April 11, 2014 12:48 AM

All replies

  • You have to give them the permission at site level in order to create the List /libraries either root level of your site collection or subsite level. Design is just 1 step below the Full control. you can assign design permission to DL but they cant create a library within a library.

    further check the permission level:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721640(v=office.12).aspx


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    Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:42 PM
  • I must not have communicated clearly or I don't understand your response.  How do the people in the Designers group, when THEY create a library, assign permissions to that library?  Under settings they do not have the usual "Permissions for this list/library" link.

    There are no mistakes; every result tells you something of value about what you are trying to accomplish.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:53 PM
  • Oh I see. But if a user create a Library then user is the own of library and can assign the permission. when you click on the List / library settings on that page under the "Permissions and Management " can you see the link "Permissions for this document library".

    could you please share the screen print.

    Also check the permission of the user on that Library.


    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://wscheema.com/blog

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:09 PM
  • When signed is as someone with Designer rights, this is what I see:


    There are no mistakes; every result tells you something of value about what you are trying to accomplish.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Designer group is very similar to Contributor group in SharePoint.

    Designer has more permission to perform certain activities in the site, you can just think of Designer group as a superset of Contributor group.

    Users of this group can manage lists, importantly approve items when required and override checkouts.

    However designer group is not a replacement for site owner group, designer group users will not be able to provide access to a list library or break inheritance.

    If you want set of your users to be quasi site owners, they should be permitted to add users to a group or to a list libraries/break inheritance et.al, then you should consider creating a new permission level.


    Hope this helps!
    Ram - SharePoint Architect
    Blog - SharePointDeveloper.in
    Please vote or mark your question answered, if my reply helps you

    Friday, April 11, 2014 12:48 AM
  • do you have any unique permission on this list? another question is, who created this DL, user with designer permission or user with full control or site admins?

    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://wscheema.com/blog

    Friday, April 11, 2014 4:16 AM
  • OKay, so if a Designer creates a list, the permissions are just inherited from the site then?

    There are no mistakes; every result tells you something of value about what you are trying to accomplish.

    Friday, April 11, 2014 3:30 PM
  • Yes, you are right. When a designer creates a list, by OOTB the list will inherit permission from the parent.

    you have to break inheritance to define new permission for users.


    Hope this helps!
    Ram - SharePoint Architect
    Blog - SharePointDeveloper.in
    Please vote or mark your question answered, if my reply helps you

    Friday, April 11, 2014 3:57 PM