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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Setting Unique Permissions for Lists within Areas

WSS allows you to create document libraries and lists and then set different access rights or permissions from those of the site they are in. However, document libraries or lists within an Area do not have the option to change permissions.

To change permissions in Areas do the following
1. Navigate to the document library or list you wish to set custom permissions on.
2. Click "Modify Settings and Columns"
3. Copy the URL Address - it should be similar to
4. Save the value in {} in notepad
5. Now replace the url to be
If you want to change permissions for a list - change the last bit from doclib to lists

You will now see the standard Permissions Page from WSS but for the list in the Area. Its a workaround (hack) and not supported by Microsoft but seems to work.


At 11:18 PM, Anonymous pksa said...

I did exactly what you proposed. But it doesn't work. The permistion page appears but the new setting do not apply.
I gave full rights to reader and deleted contributor.
BUt the the reader was not allowed do add docs to the library and the contributor had no difficulties to add anything.

At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you are proposing works only on the document libraries and lists of the Home area of the portal. is there a way to make it works on the other areas?


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