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  Asked By: Carlton    Date: Jul 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1601

Is there a way to have nested groups when applying permissions to
SharePoint? For example, a group has permission to a list, and sub
groups w/in the group inherit the permission from the parent group.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Christie Carlson     Answered On: Jul 07

Thats exactly the way it works

If a domain group  "hr" has access to a list  then all members of domain
group "HR" have access to that list. Those members may be user logons or
other groups  which contain user logons (or, indeed, further groups).

Answer #2    Answered By: Dorothy Farmer     Answered On: Jul 07

SharePoint groups  cannot be nested  inside SharePoint groups.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jacklyn Burnett     Answered On: Jul 07

Along the same lines...
IF I have a WSS Site that is open to just:
can I create a WSS Site below that and have it be less restrictive,
say have it open to Contributions from both
domain_name\Finance_AD_Group & domain_name\HR_AD_Group?

Answer #4    Answered By: Breann Beach     Answered On: Jul 07

Break the inheritance by modifying the security.

Add both AD groups  to a SharePoint group  that has contribute

Answer #5    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: Jul 07

I guess if using AD for authentication, then nested  groups work, but if
using forms based authentication, it won't work?

Answer #6    Answered By: Ian Powell     Answered On: Jul 07

That all depends on your third party auth system
I'm no expert on this yet, but I would assume that if your FBA membership
provider allows for nested  groups, it should work, as all SharePoint would do,
would use that membership provider and it takes care of validating group

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