How do I apply unique permissions to Sharepoint content?

  1. Click on the cog to open the Settings
  2. Select Site contents
  3. From the site contents screen hover over the ellipse (three dots) for the library you want to apply the permissions to.
  4. Click on Settings
  5. This will take you to the settings screen for this library. Choose ‘Permissions for this document library’
  6. This screen displays the permissions that are inherited from the Site. Click on ‘Stop inheriting permissions’ to break the inheritance.
  7. Click OK on the confirmation
  8. At this point the permissions from the Site are still applied. There will be a message ‘This library has unique permissions’, but you have not made any changes yet.
  9. To edit the access select on one or more of the groups. You can then remove the group altogether or edit the permission level of the selected group/s.
  10. To grant permission to a group that isn’t listed you can click on grant permissions.
  11. Enter the name of the group (you need to create this first)
  12. Select the permission level