Master Page Gallery Library Permissions Change Automically - Why? RRS feed

  • Question

  • When you first create a new publishing site in MOSS 2007, the Master Page Gallery library does not inherit permissions from the Parent Website - even though the permissions mirror your site's permissions when it is created. 

    My question is why does MOSS change the permissions to no one having any rights to the library?  I don't know what triggers this - but the end result is a Site Owner can no longer create a new page within the site (they get an access denied error message when trying to create a new page).  I have seen this over and over again when working with clients - the solution is to go into the Master Page Gallery library and give them read rights - then they can create pages again. 

    But does anyone know why the original permissions on the library get blown away?
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, November 26, 2009 6:39 AM Publishing site (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion)
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 6:04 PM


  • Hi,


    Yes, Master Page Gallery use unique permissions by default.

    Here is the default permissions for your information:

    Approvers    SharePoint Group  Approvers  Read 

    Designers    SharePoint Group  Designers  Design 

    Hierarchy Managers    SharePoint Group  Hierarchy Managers  Read 

    Restricted Readers    SharePoint Group  Restricted Readers  Restricted Read 

    Style Resource Readers    SharePoint Group  Style Resource Readers  Read 

    System Account    User  SHAREPOINT\system  Full Control 


    You may find that the permission is reduced for the library to secure your farm. I am sorry for the additional administrative burden brought to you.



    Lambert Qin
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    Monday, November 30, 2009 8:53 AM