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Master Page Gallery Library Permissions Change Automically - Why?

  Asked By: Jeanne    Date: Mar 18    Category: MOSS    Views: 4181

When you first create a new publishing site in MOSS 2007, the Master Page Gallery library does not inherit permissions from the Parent Website - even though the permissions mirror your site's permissions when it is created.

My question is why does MOSS change the permissions to no one having any rights to the library? I don't know what triggers this - but the end result is a Site Owner can no longer create a new page within the site (they get an access denied error message when trying to create a new page). I have seen this over and over again when working with clients - the solution is to go into the Master Page Gallery library and give them read rights - then they can create pages again.

But does anyone know why the original permissions on the library get blown away?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ada Sosa     Answered On: Mar 18

Yes, Master Page Gallery use unique permissions  by default.
Here is the default permissions for your information:
Approvers SharePoint Group Approvers Read
Designers SharePoint Group Designers Design
Hierarchy Managers SharePoint Group Hierarchy Managers Read
Restricted Readers SharePoint Group Restricted Readers Restricted Read
Style Resource Readers SharePoint Group Style Resource Readers Read
System Account User SHAREPOINT\system Full Control

You may find that the permission is reduced for the library  to secure your farm. I am sorry for the additional administrative burden brought to you.