Filed in by Lizetta Staplefoote | January 10, 2011 2:37 pm
Last month, we gave you an overview of how SharePoint handles groups and permission levels. Today, we’re going to delve deeper into creating custom permissions and groups for Hosted SharePoint from Rackspace.
Creating a Custom Group
SharePoint comes with three groups: Owners, Members, Visitors. Each group is connected with a permission level. Instead of giving access to each individual users, best practices suggests using groups to control access. By doing so, you can give an entire team the same access rights without manually adjusting permissions for each team member. If you need to create groups outside of the three preinstalled groups, follow these steps:
For more detailed instructions on creating new groups, view the Add SharePoint Group article on our Support Site.
Creating a Custom Permission Level
Our Hosted SharePoint includes four preloaded permission levels: Full Control, Design, Contribute, and Read. However, your business may need a permission level that falls outside of the preloaded samples or combines elements of a few of the preloaded samples. To create or delete one of the preloaded permission levels:
For additional information on managing permissions, view the Manage SharePoint Element Permissions article on our Support Site.
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