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#Office365Challenge This post will start dealing with how to add permissions. First up – how to change permissions on a library or list.

Day: 214 of 365, 151 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: How to change permissions on a list or library in SharePoint

Related Posts / Resources:

Default permission levels in SharePoint
Understanding permission levels in SharePoint
How are Permission levels made up?SharePoint Permissions – what’s your strategy? Part 1

Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 213 – SharePoint Permissions – what’s your strategy? Part 2


Any new lists or libraries (apps) built, will automatically inherit the permissions from their parent site. This post will show you how to change those permissions if necessary:

Go to the library or list settings (keep in mind that on the new look apps, this now sits under the settings tab where you find site settings and not on a ribbon).

On the settings page, click on “Permissions for this document Library”:

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Here you’ll see a button to Stop Inheriting Permissions (1). You will also notice that you cannot select any of the items (2):
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Once you’ve selected to Stop the inheritance, you will now be able to select an item (1) and make changes (2). Alternatively you can add permissions as well (3):

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If you click on Add Permissions you will need to find the people from your AD (Active directory) or SharePoint / Security groups. Please remember to click on “Show Options” to remove email sending if not necessary:

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Join me tomorrow when I’ll show you how to change permissions on item levels

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

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