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How to let user see parent node (no permission) in the global navigation to navigate to subsite (with permission) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Below is an example structure -

    Site A (user has no permission)

       -Site B (user has read permission)

    I'm using structural navigation for the global navigation which automatically filters out the sites user don't have permission with. Therefore user cannot see Site B even if they have permission with it. But I'm hoping to at least have user be able to see the Site A node, even just a Title, so they can expand on that node to see the subsite menu item.

    Is there anyway to achieve this? What permission could I give user the the parent site so that they can see that in the global nav but not really have access to the site?

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Limited Access works in item and list/library level within a site. It does not exist in site level.

    If a user has no permission on site A (parent site), the node will disappear even if he has permissions on Site B (subsites).

    As a workaround, manually add links to the navigation, or use managed navigation and create terms for all sites manually.

    Best regards,

    Linda Zhang


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    • Marked as answer by PCHS007 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:00 PM
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:47 AM
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  • In a structured navigation system this should work automatically because the user has "Limited Access" permission for the parent site. That's the whole point of Limited Access.  It doesn't give you any real access to the site, just the ability to traverse the site to get to something lower in the hierarchy.

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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:14 PM
  • Paul,

    While this is true for our environment as far as List items/Documents goes, it does not work the same way for sub-sites. When I assign a unique permission to a subsite and have user A obtain Read access to the subsite, SharePoint does not automatically create a limited access permission for user A to the parent site.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks, Leo


    • Edited by PCHS007 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:23 PM
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:22 PM
  • Hi,

    Limited Access works in item and list/library level within a site. It does not exist in site level.

    If a user has no permission on site A (parent site), the node will disappear even if he has permissions on Site B (subsites).

    As a workaround, manually add links to the navigation, or use managed navigation and create terms for all sites manually.

    Best regards,

    Linda Zhang


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    • Marked as answer by PCHS007 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:00 PM
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:47 AM
    Moderator