How do I view Sharepoint site permissions?

To see what access is granted, and to who, you need to view your site permissions. This gives you a view of the access given at the top level of your site. By default, the site content such as Libraries, folders, lists and documents inherit permissions from top level of the site.

If inheritance is broken the permissions created are unique – this may be done to restrict access to a Library, List or Folder. If Unique permissions are applied these can be viewed at the Library or List settings.

  1. To view your site permissions, click on the cog in the top banner
  2. Select Site permissions
  3. Click on the Advanced permission settings link
  4. The site permissions will be displayed. The top 3 groups in this screenshot (inside the red rectangle) are the default SharePoint groups. You will see the permission level assigned to each group.

You can also get to this screen by clicking on ‘Site settings’ -> ‘site permissions’ from the Cog or Settings menu.

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