Take the 2-minute tour ×
SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there any way to allow someone to assign permissions, while preventing them from assigning the Full Control permissions level?

Our organization (site-collection) has multiple sub-organizations (sites). I want the admins from those sub-organizations to be able to grant permissions. I do not, however, want them to grant Full Control, as Full Control allows people to create groups, which I don't want them to be able to do.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

Mike OOTB "Full Control" is the only option for modifying permissions. If you don't want to give your user full control, I would suggest maybe creating a custom permission level. I would probably just copy the "Full Control" level and remove the access you don't want them to have.

share|improve this answer
    
I want them to be able to assign permissions. I just don't want them to be able to assign Full Control. –  Mike Christiansen Apr 14 at 10:31
    
Your solution has the same issue as mine. If they can change permissions, they can grant Full Control to themselves. –  Mike Christiansen Apr 14 at 10:31
    
when creating a custom permission level you could uncheck all boxes and then just check "Manage Permissions" which will add the following additional checked box items: view items, open items, view versions, browse directories, view pages, enumerate permissions, browse user information, open. You must have these in order to work with permissions :) –  sharepointaaron Apr 14 at 18:58
    
I understand that. That's not the issue I have. These are mid-level admins. I do not want them to have the ability to give OTHER people Full Control, but I DO want them to be able to manage permissions. –  Mike Christiansen Apr 15 at 14:30
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.