I want to restrict users to view list items which are not created by them.

Example: If I create a list item in a document library, Only I can view it, others should not see that information)

Is there any way to complete this task?

  • Are you allowed to use server side code? In that case I would hock up an event receiver on the library that on ItemCreated breaks permissions on the item and assign permissions only to the creator of it. Aug 6, 2014 at 9:22
  • I don't have much permission to the site to customize site and list item. I can write only client side javascript. If coding can work means. Please tell me where to start and write code? Aug 6, 2014 at 9:26
  • I do not think you can use client-side code (since you can not elevate permissions, your user would need to have "Manage Permissions" rights) Aug 6, 2014 at 9:37
  • if i want to complete this in server side code? How to do that.? Any reference Aug 6, 2014 at 11:34
  • sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/39249/… has the most of it Aug 6, 2014 at 11:35

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You need to manage the permissions at List level for this and even at item level.

First of all, Goto List settings > Permissions > Stop inheriting Permissions.

For settings List item level permissions you can see this link in our forum.

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Please let me know if you have any other query.


If you're talking about a list, not a document library, then you can do this:

Go to list settings -> advanced settings ->
Read access: Specify which items users are allowed to read select: Read items that were created by the user.

Same setting for "edit access". On document libraries this option is not available, I don't know why. There you could try using "Target Audiences" but I have no experience with that. I read that it only restricts the access on UI-Level. If users would try to access it via JSOM/CSOM this would still work.

  • I tried your steps. Still others able to read list item which i created. Aug 6, 2014 at 10:09
  • sorry I found out you need to additionally : Goto List settings > Permissions > Stop inheriting Permissions. Then it worked for me.
    – Gwny
    Aug 6, 2014 at 10:58

Create a custom view for the list with a filter as Created by: [Me].

  • This only hides it from the view, it is not a permission setting. Users can still find the items not created by themselfs by using another view, or by doing a search for example Aug 6, 2014 at 9:14
  • Oh my, somehow my thoughts turned the question to how to limit the view on the page. I updated the answer, and at least some time ago this solution worked for me.
    – moe
    Aug 6, 2014 at 9:18
  • my scenario is : if list item created by me, then I only can view the list item value. Others shouldn't see the list item which i created. Aug 6, 2014 at 9:19

You need to set item level permission dynamically based on user.
So you can create a workflow for that list in which condition is like current user is equal to Author and Action is Replace Item level permission.


Try, I hope it works.

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