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Site Users and Permissions

Site Collection Administrator has full control (over site collection and all sub-sites). Please note this is a privileged account typically given to an organization’s IT function and not a typical user.

Upon site creation, three default user groups are established:

    • Visitors: read rights
    • Members: contribute rights (can view, add, update, delete list items and documents)
    • Owners: full control (full control over site)

However, you can create additional user groups in order to manage unique permissions for those groups of users.

To delete Unique Permissions, select Delete Unique Permissions from the Site Permissions page.This reverts your sub-site to the permissions held by your parent site.


Permission Levels

Please review the table below for detailed explanations of each ForumPass permission level.

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Permission LevelDescription
Full ControlContains all permissions.
DesignCan view, add, update, delete, approve, and customize.
EditCan add, edit and delete lists, can view add update and delete items
ContributeCan view, add, update, and delete list items.
ReadCan view pages and list items and download documents.
Limited AccessCan view specific lists and items when given permissions.
ApproveCan edit and approve pages, list items, and documents.
Manage HierarchyCan create sites and edit pages, list items, and documents.
Restricted ReadCan view pages and documents, but cannot view historical versions or review user rights information.
Project ManagerCan create lists and libraries, customize Web Part pages, etc., but not create sub sites.
Project CreatorCan create new projects.
NavigationCan navigate sites with minimal permissions.
Access ManagerCan manage permissions.



Create New Permissions Group

Please follow the steps below to create a new permissions group:

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Step 1.  From the Settings menu, select Site Settings. The Site Settings page displays.

Step 2.  Select Site Permissions.

Step 3.  Click Create Group.

Step 4.  Enter a name for the permission group, and designate the group owner and settings.

Step 5.  Assign the appropriate permission level for the group.

Step 6.  Click Create.

NOTE: Repeat these steps to create additional permission groups required for your project.


Manage Permissions Groups

Please follow the steps below to manage existing permissions groups:

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Step 1.  From the Settings menu, select Site Settings. The Site Settings page displays.

Step 2.  Select Site Permissions.

Step 3.  Select the group you want to modify.

Step 4.  Click Edit User Permissions to modify or click Remove User Permissions to remove the group.

Step 5.  If modifying, select the appropriate permission level for the group.

Step 6.  Click OK.


Add Users to Permissions Group

Please follow the steps below to add users to existing permissions groups:

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Step 1.  From the Settings menu, select Site Settings. The Site Settings page displays.

Step 2.  Select Site Permissions.

Step 3.  Click the name of the group you want to modify.

Step 4.  Select New, then Add User.

Step 5.  Enter the name or email address of the new user. To disable automatic emails, select Show Options .

Step 6.  Click Share.







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