Site Permissions for a list, library, or item on SharePoint

Your site may have contents that should be restricted to certain users or groups due to the level of sensitivity. To do this, you break permissions inheritance, and then edit permissions for content on its own permission page.

i. Break inheritance from the parent

1. Open the list that you want to restrict access to. Go to [List Tools] tab -> click [List] to open the gallery of commands that are specific to the list.
2. Click [List Permissions] on the ribbon. (You will receive a yellow status bar that explains that the list inherits permission from its parent site.)

Site Permissions for a list, library, or item on SharePoint

3. Click [Stop Inheriting Permissions]. (The list still has the same permission settings that it did before. Now instead of inheriting permissions from the parent, it has its own copy of the parent’s permissions).

Site Permissions for a list, library, or item on SharePoint

ii. Remove groups or users that you don’t want

1. On the Permission page, go to Name section. Select the checkboxes for the groups or users who should not have access to the list.
2. Click [Remove User Permissions].

Site Permissions for a list, library, or item on SharePoint

iii. Grant access to groups or people

In case you want to create a group and grant it access to this list or may want to grant access to one or two people on your team, follow the below steps.

1. From the permission page, click on the [Edit] tab -> click [Grant Permissions].

Site Permissions for a list, library, or item on SharePoint

2. Type the name of the group or individual you want to grant access to in the Users/Groups box. Click [OK].

Site Permissions for a list, library, or item on SharePoint

iv. Reconfigure a list to inherit permissions

1. To restore inheritance, open the list that you want to restore inheritance for.
2. Go to [List Tools] tab, in the List gallery, click [List Permissions].
3. On the List permission page, click [Inherit Permissions].

Site Permissions for a list, library, or item on SharePoint

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