permission levels can be very easy if you use the default
settings, but if you want more control you need to understand
how the permissions work. In the first demo below Peter
Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business
Solutions, explains how the SharePoint permissions are built
and how they can be changed.
A team site by default has three SharePoint groups: Owners,
Members and Visitors. These groups have different permissions
on the site. By default, SharePoint users are Members and
have Edit permission.
This default Edit permission is new from SharePoint 2013,
and it is a rather high permission level that even allows
a user to delete whole lists. Peter shows you you can set
another permission level and also how you can create custom
SharePoint subsites, apps and items, by default inherit
the same permissions as the higher level. You can change
this and set unique permissions down to item level. Peter
explains how the inheritance works and how you can break
it and create new SharePoint groups for a site.
The second demo gives a tip for easier permission management:
create security groups that include people who should have
the same permissions. This is especially useful if you want
to give permissions on several site collections.
The security groups are displayed as user accounts, and
you add them to SharePoint groups just as you do with individual
Microsoft for more information about SharePoint permissions.