This SharePoint tutorial we will discuss, what are permission groups in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online. Also, we will discuss:
- What are SharePoint 2013 permission groups?
- What are default permission groups in the SharePoint site?
- How to add additional users to existing SharePoint groups?
- How to create a new SharePoint group?
- What is the difference between SharePoint groups and active directory groups?
- How to check a particular user’s permission in a SharePoint site?
SharePoint Groups are security groups that can have a collection of users and you can assign permission to them.
By default, SharePoint creates some groups when you create a site in SharePoint.
- Site Visitors
- Site Members
- Site Owners
But based on the site template it may create additional groups also.
Now, let us see how to add an user to an existing SharePoint group.
To add a user to the SharePoint group follow below steps:
Click on the Settings icon and then go to the SharePoint site settings page.
Then in the site settings page, click on Site permissions link which is under User and Permissions. This will open the group names, click on the group into which you want to add the user. This will open group details.
There click on New -> Add Users like below:
Then put the user name in the share dialog box like below:
To create a SharePoint group, go to the Site Permissions page as we have gone before. Then click on Create Groups icon as shown in the fig below:
In the create group page, give a name for the group, description for the group. Then it will take the logged in user as the group owner.
Then choose who can view the membership of the group as well as who can edit the membership of the group.
You can leave as it is in the Membership Requests section.
Then choose what permission you want to assign in the Give Group Permission to this Site section.
Then click on create which will create the SharePoint group.
We have to consider few points to decide whether I should create an active directory group or a SharePoint group.
Check the below article for more: SharePoint Groups or Active Directory (AD) Groups which should we prefer?
We can easily check the permission of a SharePoint user what access s/he has. For this go to the site permissions page and then click on Check Permissions as shown in the fig below:
Then in the Check Permissions dialog box, put the User name or email address whose permissions you want to check and then click on the Check Now button like below:
It will display the permission details for the user.
Read some SharePoint 2013 tutorials:
- Retrieve all users from all groups using jsom in SharePoint
- SharePoint Online external sharing tutorial
- What are Office 365 Groups
- Content query web part SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016
- How to add Link to a Document library in SharePoint Online/2013/2016
- Steps to Create and Add User to SharePoint Group
- Cascading dropdown in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online using jQuery
- SharePoint Create Subsite with Unique Permissions in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online
- Authentication and Authorization in SharePoint 2013
- Add multiple Office templates as content type to a document library in SharePoint Online/2013/2016
- Working with SharePoint Calendar
- How to implement SharePoint list item level permissions
- SharePoint unique permissions to list & document library
This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss what are SharePoint groups? Also, we discussed:
- SharePoint permission groups
- Add user to existing SharePoint group
- How to Create a SharePoint Group
- SharePoint Groups and Active Directory (AD) groups
- Check user permission of a particular user in SharePoint
Hello Everyone!! I am Bhawana a SharePoint MVP and having about 10+ years of SharePoint experience as well as in .Net technologies. I have worked in all the versions of SharePoint from wss to Office 365. I have good exposure in Customization and Migration using Nintex, Metalogix tools. Now exploring more in SharePoint 2016 🙂 Hope here I can contribute and share my knowledge to the fullest. As I believe “There is no wealth like knowledge and no poverty like ignorance”