Create a new Permission level

  1. Open the SharePoint site in the browser.
  2. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.
  3. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click Advanced permissions.
  4. On the Settings menu, click Permission Levels. If the Settings menu is not available, it means that your site inherits permissions from its parent site. You cannot manage permissions on a subsite that is inheriting permissions from its parent. Instead, you must either manage the permissions of the parent, or first stop inheriting permissions from the parent site and then create unique permissions on the subsite. To stop inheriting permissions from the parent site, on the Actions menu, click Edit Permissions. You will receive an alert that you are about to create unique permissions for the site, and that changes to the parent site will not affect your site. Click OK to continue. The Settings menu is now available, where you can click Permission Levels.
  5. On the Permission levels page, on the menu bar, click Add a Permission Level.If you do not see the Add a Permission Level button, it means that your site inherits permissions from its parent site. You cannot manage permissions on a subsite that is inheriting permissions from its parent. Instead, you must either manage the permissions of the parent, or first stop inheriting permissions from the parent site and then create unique permissions on the subsite. To stop inheriting permissions from the parent site, click Edit Permission Levels. You will receive an alert that you are about to create custom permissions, and that changes to the parent site will not affect your site. Click OK to continue. The Add a Permission Level button is now available. Click it.
  6. On the Add a Permission Level page, type a name and description for the new permission level.The name that you type here is the name of the permission level that will appear in Office SharePoint Designer 2007.
  7. Select the permissions that you want this permission level to have.Many permissions are dependent on other permissions. When you select a permission that is dependent on another, the permission on which it is dependent is also automatically selected. Likewise, clearing a permission on which other permissions are dependent also clears the dependent permissions.
  8. Click Create.The new permission level now appears in the Permission Levels list and is available for you to link to a Contributor group in Office SharePoint Designer 2007.

2 thoughts on “Create a new Permission level

  1. Can you please tell me how to do the same thing in Sharepoint 2010? I have a site and a subsite for which i want unique permission levels, i have found the option to stop inheriting permissions from parent in MOSS 2007 but not in Sharepoint 2010? Is that option available for subsites in 2010?

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