About user rights

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Users are given access to pages and features in a Web site by being assigned to a role that contains specific user rights. SharePoint Team Services includes 22 user rights that can be assigned to roles. Administrators of a Web site can assign users to existing roles or create new roles with specific sets of user rights.

User rights

The following rights are available in SharePoint Team Services. Each right gives the user permission to perform a specific action on a Web site or virtual server.

Web design rights

  • Author Pages   Create, edit, or delete HTML pages and directories.

  • Browse   Browse pages in this Web site, including those with Web bots.

  • Set Source Control   Set the source control options.

  • Theme Web   Apply a theme to a Web site.

  • Border Web   Apply a border to a Web site.

  • Link Style Sheets   Apply a style sheet to an entire Web site.

Team contributor rights

  • Manage Lists   Add, edit, or remove lists.

  • Design Lists   Create or design new or existing lists.

  • Author Lists   Add new content to an existing list.

  • View Lists   Read lists.

  • Close Web Document Discussions   Mark document discussion items as "closed."

  • Author Web Document Discussions   Participate in document discussions.

  • View Web Document Discussions   Read document discussion items.

  • Subscribe To Document   Use the subscription service.

Web administration rights

  • **Configure Access  ** Create, delete, and modify roles, including adding users to the roles and specifying which rights are assigned to a role.

  • Create Accounts   Create local machine accounts.

  • Manage Server Health   Run the server health features for a virtual server.

  • Manage Usage Analysis   Modify the usage analysis settings for a virtual server.

  • Manage Subweb   Create, rename, or remove subwebs.

  • Recalc Web   Recalculate a Web site.

  • Manage Web Document Discussions   Add, edit, remove, and close document discussion items for a virtual server.

  • Manage Web Subscriptions   Add, edit, or remove document subscriptions for a virtual server.

Specifying which rights are available for a server

Administrators can determine which user rights are available for use on a server. As an administrator, if you don't want to allow users of a Web site to perform certain actions, you can disable the associated rights on the server. When you disable a right on your server, that right cannot be used for any role or assigned to any user of the server.

For example, if you don't want users to be able to recalculate a Web site, you can disable Recalc Web.

Some rights are dependent on other rights. For example, the Author Pages right requires the Browse right. When you select a right that depends on other rights, the required rights are also selected. When you clear a right that is required for another right, that right is also cleared.