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I'm creating a permission level on SharePoint called "Editor" to allow users to do the following only:

  • Edit publishing pages: add/remove text, pictures, etc., in a page layout. Can't delete page. Can insert list views. Can't create a new page.
  • Edit lists: add/remove/edit items in existing lists. Can't delete lists. Can't create a list.
  • Site columns/content types: can't create these.
  • New sites: can't create new sites.
  • Site settings: can't access these.

Here's what I've checked on the "Add a Permission Level" page (basing it somewhat on Contributor role); is this correct for the Editor role that I need based on above requirements? All the items not appearing were left unchecked. Thanks for your help :)

List Permissions

  • [X] Add Items - Add items to lists and add documents to document libraries.
  • [X] Edit Items - Edit items in lists, edit documents in document libraries, and customize Web Part Pages in document libraries.
  • [X] Delete Items - Delete items from a list and documents from a document library.
  • [X] View Items - View items in lists and documents in document libraries.
  • [X] Create Alerts - Create alerts.
  • [X] View Application Pages - View forms, views, and application pages. Enumerate lists.

Site Permissions

  • [X] View Pages - View pages in a Web site.
    document, or list item.
  • [X] Browse User Information - View information about users of the Web site.
  • [X] Open - Allows users to open a Web site, list, or folder in order to access items inside that container.
  • [X] Edit Personal User Information - Allows a user to change his or her own user information, such as adding a picture.

Personal Permissions

  • [no items checked here]
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Most likely you will have problems with Can't delete page. and Can't create a new page because of:

[X] Add Items - Add items to lists and add documents to document libraries.

[X] Delete Items - Delete items from a list and documents from a document library.

Since you have different behaviour for different lists eg. user can add 'basic' list item but not 'page' item you will need to create 2 Permissions Levels and then apply those to different list.

Simple example:

  • Level 1 : Add, Edit and Delete Items
  • Level 2 : Edit Items

You apply Level 2 to your Pages library and use Level 1 for other libraries.

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A follow-up: For users to be able to insert list views into pages, do they need to have this permission as well? [ ] Add/Remove Personal Web Parts - Add or remove personal Web Parts on a Web Part Page. This is under Personal Permissions. Thanks. –  Alex C Sep 18 '11 at 7:37
    
Maybe this can help: Allow visitors to add or remove web parts in SharePoint –  Vedran Rasol Sep 18 '11 at 11:42

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