Chapter 9

Managing Permissions


  • User access and audience targeting
  • Managing access
  • Default permission configurations
  • Creating custom permissions
  • Managing permissions

The goal of this book is to provide you with experience using the tools and features of SharePoint in a way that enables you to craft and develop powerful, no-code business solutions, and no solution that is highly related to the business can be completed without an in-depth understanding of managing permissions. Permissions are one of the central elements to any organization and should be managed with care and attention to detail. This chapter reviews the most common methods for managing permissions and discusses some of the tools and techniques that you can use in the ongoing process of managing users.


Within SharePoint you can take two different approaches to managing access. One is through the management of permissions. Using this approach, you assign an access level to different users that determines what content they have access to and what they can do with the content once they access it. The other approach is what is referred to as audience targeting. Audience targeting does not deal with the permissions of content, but instead is a way to push relevant information to users. An example of this is if you have a list of events for the entire corporation. All the events are stored in one central location, but the various offices ...

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