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  Asked By: Douglas    Date: Sep 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4787

In a SharePoint list there is item level security. This lets us restrict read or edit access so that users can only read or edit their own items.

I cannot find an equivalent item level security for document libraries. Is it possible to set permissions so that a user only has access to his/her own documents?

In some circumstances this is highly desirable. For instance, if it is an InfoPath forms library, you may want to allow users to fill out and save a form. It is OK that they can see all their own forms but you might not want them to be able to see forms created by anyone else.

Similar situations can occur with Word documents in a document library.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Erick Carlson     Answered On: Sep 14

There is no item-level permissions  in a document  library.

What about:
(a) A filtered view using ME to leave out all other items? It will not
secure the docs rather it will just not show them on the screen (like
(b) Using Lists as a base and saving docs as attachments? you will get the
full list  security but may not be able to use doc attributes and other doc
lib specific features.
(c) or any other custom coded solution if that's an option.

Answer #2    Answered By: Rashad Huff     Answered On: Sep 14

I know when you upload a document  to a document library  and you open
the document from the site, in the task pane that appears on the right
you have a lot of permission locking features in Word. I am not sure
if there is a do not allow read  access, but I know that you can define
sections that people can edit, and you can define the document read
only based on the users  that have access  to that document library.

The other way around this is to simply purchase Microsofts Information
Rights Management server. Then, you can set  all kinds of privledges
on each document regardless of what the users rights are to the
document library.

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