ATOI365D     #Office365Challenge The permissions levels in SharePoint are rather comprehensive, but should you require a bit extra, or less of something – then creating new permission levels would be the way to go.

Day:  331 of 365, 34 left
Tools:  SharePoint 2016, Office 365
Description: Create and edit permission levels in SharePoint
Audience:  Super User, Site Administrator


How to find the permission levels:

You need full control or site collection admin rights to view and edit permissions (for users).

  1. Click on Settings
  2. Site Settings
  3. Site Permissions


As I was on a sub-site, I then clicked on Manage Permission Levels on a Parent Web Site to navigate to the top:


How to create permission levels:

You’ll now see the list of Default Permission Levels. You can click on Add a Permission Level. I prefer to copy a current level and make changes to it. DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE DEFAULT PERMISSION LEVELS.


Once you’ve clicked on one of the levels, scroll down to the bottom and click on Copy Permission Level:


Give the Permission level a descriptive name and make necessary changes. In yesterday’s blog we spoke about the ability to override other users’ checked out documents. Here is the attribute you can add to a permission level for them to achieve this:



And there you go. Sorted.

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.