Manage Anonymous Permissions of MOSS 2007 List Item with Broken Inheritance RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a MOSS 2007 SharePoint list with anonymous View Only access. I have a requirement to implement item level permissions on the contents of the list to allow select users Edit access. To do so, individual list item inheritance is broken. The issue then is that I lose the capability to allow/control anonymous access at the item level. I’m looking to see if there is a way around this limitation. If anyone has suggestions on how to allow anonymous view access and individual edit access at the list item level I would greatly appreciate any and all recommendations. Thank you.
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:19 AM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:22 PM


  • Hi Jones,

    The anonymous permission access on list item cannot be managed. When the item inheritance is broken from the list, the anonymous access on item level is lost and there is no set option there.

    I suggest you create an event handler on the list, when the list item is edited, check the user weather belong to the Group (e.g. Edit Group with the edit permission).
    If yes, then finish the ItemUpdating action and save the item modification.
    If no, then cancel the ItemUpdating action and drop the item modification.

    And you can also split the list to two lists as a workaround, one is put the items with View Access permission(for anonymous/select users), and another is put the items with both the View Access permission (for anonymous)  and Edit Access permission(for select users)

    Thanks & Regards,

    Regards, Daniel, Microsoft Contingent Staff
    • Marked as answer by Porter Wang Monday, June 27, 2011 1:41 AM
    Monday, June 20, 2011 9:08 AM