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  1. User has 'Contribute' rights on a List.
  2. User creates a new ListItem on this List.
  3. User should only be able to edit or delete his own ListItems.

How can I define that only the Owner (Created By) should be able to edit or delete this ListItem ?

I was thinking about using an xslt if-statement with:

  • ddwrt:IfHasRights(...)
  • 'Created By' == 'Current User'

Is this correct ? Or are there easier ways to do this ?

See this page for a complete overview from all Rights.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's very easy.

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Note : the only issue is that you are still able to click or delete option in the dropdownlist, but when you do this, you get an 'Access Denied' error from SharePoint.

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