How to secure a list based upon Content Type? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey Guys, Just exploring Content Type in details at this point. I have created a Custom list inheriting from multiple Content Types. Is it possible to secure the list as such that few employees will have ability to create records of Content Type A while others can only work with Content Type B?



    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:50 AM not customization (From:SharePoint - Design and Customization (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, January 3, 2011 9:21 PM


  • Hi Manny,

    As far as i know, We can not provide the permission for content type by default. But obviously there is a workaround for this. You may create custom event handler (I won't recommended this, until you don't have any other option) OR Information Management Policy.

    I will recommend, you should split your single library in two libraries and provide the permission accordingly.

    Here is some good article for Information Management Policy:


    This reference for event handler:


    Hope this will help

    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:24 AM
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 9:35 AM