Managing permissions for a document library (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2008-09-05

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provides the ability to manage permissions on the following objects:

  • Individual lists

  • Individual libraries

  • Individual folders

  • Individual documents

  • List items within lists

  • List items within libraries

You might have sensitive information stored in a particular securable object. A securable object might be a list, library, folder within a list or library, document, or list item. If you do not want to expose the information to all users of a site, you can restrict some users and SharePoint groups from accessing a particular securable object.

Any users with the Manage Permissions permission on a particular securable object can manage permissions on that particular securable object.

By default, Site Owners have the Manage Permissions permission. Any user with the Full Control permission on a particular securable object can also manage permissions on that securable object.

Task Requirements

To manage permissions for a document library, you can perform the following procedures, which are on Office Online, in no particular order.


Membership in the Administrators group is the minimum required to complete these procedures.

See Also

Other Resources

Managing document libraries
Managing content types for a document library
Configuring Information Rights Management
Managing documents
Plan site and content security (Office SharePoint Server)