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Pro SharePoint 2010 Administration by Robert Garrett

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Permissions and Permission Levels

A single permission in SharePoint is a specific action that a user may take on a securable object. For example—reading the value of a SharePoint list item is a specific permission, often granted to groups of users who need to read lists and their contained items. SharePoint 2010 maintains many permissions in the platform, and the different permissions available to users depend on what an administrator (or owner of content) wishes to secure. Documents in document libraries offer a different set of permissions to those of a site in a site collection. Table 3-1 shows a sample set of permissions available for lists, other permissions exist for sites and personalization.

With the vast number of permissions available ...

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