Archive for the ‘Permissions’ Category

Sometimes while creating a workflow using a SharePoint Designer you may encounter the error Access Denied even if the user is having Full Control for the site.

First thing you should check is, whether you are having permissions on the list to which you are attaching the workflow.

If you face the problem even after doing that, ensure you do the below steps.

  1. Open the site in the browser.
  2. Right click on the Workflows folder and select Properties.
  3. In the Security tab, select “Manage Permissions using the browser“.
  4. In the workflows list’s permissions window, provide permission for the user you are facing the issue.

Now work like a charm 🙂


Item level Permissions

Posted: December 1, 2008 in Permissions

For a list, we can specify which items users can read (only his own/ all items) and same way we can specify which items users can edit. Follow the steps to do this.
Open the list for which you need to do the settings.

  • Go to Settings->Advanced Settings.
  • In Item-level Permissions column select the requires permission levels in Read access and Edit access

Customized Permission Level

Posted: December 1, 2008 in Permissions

In some cases you need a permission level like the user needs to add an Item but cannot edit or delete an Item. In this case you cannot use neither contribute (which will give permission to edit/delete) or Read permission level (which will not give permission to add even). So in such case you need to create a customized permission level.

This can be done as follows.

  • Go to Site Actions -> Site Settings ->Advanced Permissions
  • In this list select Settings -> Permission Levels. Here you can see all the permission levels available for the current site.
  • Click Add a Permisssion Level.
  • Now create your own customized permission by selecting the various permissions displayed there.
  • Now when ever you create a group or a user in the permissons column, you will be able to see the permission level you created.

If a user have only read permission for a list or a document library and if u want him to add or update item in a list then u can use


This method will give the user the permission to add or update the list.