I have been playing around with permissions on my Office365 subscription. I have accidentally deleted the Contribute permission level and now I am unable to restore or create another one with all the attributes of Contribute permission level.

Can anyone help me on this?


You can add a permission level on the top level site of a site collection. You can find this by going to Site Settings -> Site Permissions -> Permission Levels (in Permissions tab) -> Add a Permission Level. From here you can recreate a Contribute group.

Here's an article that has the default permissions for each level as well if you want to exactly recreate the Contribute group.


  • Thanks, just did that. Now, the problem is that Contribute has a RoleTypeKind 3, and when I create a replica of Contribute, it is assigned a RoleTypeKind 0... how can I fix this? – Syed Mauze Rehan Nov 20 '14 at 17:13
  • I'm getting this >>> Guest links aren’t available because StandardEditorRoleDefinitionID is undefined.>>> When I navigate to the tab for making an item public. – Syed Mauze Rehan Nov 20 '14 at 17:17
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    I tried recreating your issue and haven't had the same experience. Try copying an existing one by clicking on any of them from the Permission Levels page. At the bottom there is a button to copy permission level. Click that and edit it however you'd like. I don't know if that will fix it but worth trying. – Jordan Nov 20 '14 at 17:38
  • No luck, this is what I am getting in API call >>> { ... ... ... "BasePermissions": { "__metadata": { "type": "SP.BasePermissions" }, "High": "432", "Low": "1011028719" }, "Description": "Can add, edit, and delete items in existing lists and document libraries.", "Hidden": false, "Id": 1073741925, "Name": "Contribute", "Order": 2147483647, "RoleTypeKind": 0 } – Syed Mauze Rehan Nov 21 '14 at 6:50
  • I created another one with the same permissions and all.. but it isn't assigned RoleTypeKind 3... – Syed Mauze Rehan Nov 21 '14 at 6:51

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