Problems in breaking permissions of subsite from parent RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created a Publishing site collection and also a subsite under this site collection. I broke the permission inheritance of the subsite from the parent. Now, in the "Approvers" group from the subsite, I add a new user. But when I look at the same group from the parent, I can see that user as well.

    Am I missing something here? Is the Approvers group common across all subsites across the site collection?


    Friday, June 22, 2012 1:59 PM


  • Group memberships are shared by the entire site collection.  The only thing that is maintained at the site level is the intersection of the site, the group/user, and the permission level.  so you can change what permission level is assigned to a specific group when you break inheritence, but not the membership of the group.

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    • Proposed as answer by Rashu,Rahul Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:22 AM
    Friday, June 22, 2012 2:18 PM