Related question to SharePoint 2010 restricted document library contributors. Is it possible to allow contributors to a document library to add documents, edit their own documents, but only read (not edit) documents submitted by others?

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Lists can set Item-level permissions in the UI using /_layouts/advsetng.aspx

But document libraries dont have this option in the UI

But you could try setting the same properties from powershell/code

SPList.ReadSecurity = 1


SPList.WriteSecurity = 2


  • I've set these permissions using powershell, but permissions are still being governed by the settings in the permissions page. Is there a certain permission level I need to set using the GUI before this will work?
    – nfw
    Oct 6, 2011 at 19:30

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