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Item-level Permissions in a Document Library

  Date: May 29    Category: MOSS    Views: 2149

I can set item level permissions in a List ie
Read access: Specify which items users are allowed to read
Create and Edit access: Specify which items users are allowed to create and edit

I'm now looking for the equivalent in a document library and... this setting is
nowhere to be found!

Am i being unreasonable to expect this? Or have i configured something wrong?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: May 29    

Which version of SP? In 2010, you can certainly do it. You just have to
break inheritance and set the permissions. I just did a big project where I
created folders and set the permissions at the folder level. But, I could
have done it at the item level as well.

Answer #2    Answered On: May 29    

It doesn't sound like you are talking about true item level permissions
where you break inheritance and set individual permissions on each item.
Instead I believe you are talking about the more global settings available
in Lists for locking down the visibility of items to the original author.
This facility isn't available the same way in document libraries as it is in
lists. As you have seen in a list you can use the advanced settings link to
set Read or Read/Write access to all items in the Library based on who
created the item. As you have also seen the same functionality is not
available under advanced settings in a document library. Instead that
functionality is used when you turn on Major and minor versioning in the
versioning settings link to control who can see and edit draft (minor)
versions. Since it is used for that special purpose it is not available for
more general control of access to documents. Although the versioning
interface looks somewhat the same in a list you will notice that there is no
way to turn on Major and minor versioning in a list and no way to manage
draft settings.

So unfortunately, what you are seeing is by design. There is no support for
controlling the who can read or edit documents based on authorship. The
only way to do actual item level permissions in a document library is by
selecting an individual document in the library and selected document
permissions from the ribbon or manage permissions from the context menu.

Answer #3    Answered On: May 29    

If you simply are looking for security by obfuscation you could set the
primary view to only show items when the "Created" column equals...

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