Within SharePoint 2013, I have created several custom pages and have modified each of their "advanced" share with settings, so that each of these pages has unique permissions based on what role you are. I have successfully logged in with specific user account that has a specific role type, and tested what SharePoint will do when this user tries to access a page they do not have permissions for. SharePoint redirects this user to a page that says the following message...

"Sorry, this site hasn't been shared with you."

But is there any way I can set the redirect to a page my choosing? Such as back to my home page?

Thanks for any advice!

  • good question! I would say use CEWP but I'm not sure that would even get hit. Maybe a custom HTTP Handler in VS would work Nov 26, 2014 at 19:43
  • man it would be so nice if there were redirect options for this under page share settings, ahhhhh!
    – klewis
    Nov 26, 2014 at 19:45
  • right! Seems like it should be OOB, I'm going to read up because this would be useful. But at the same time users may get confused without a warning letting them know. Maybe not for your situation Nov 26, 2014 at 19:48
  • Oh, what you could did is modify AccessDenied.aspx and put a link on the bottom like 'Return to Home page'. Even read the Query string to only display it if it matches a specific page Nov 26, 2014 at 19:49
  • what would be a good way to access and brand that page without breaking any OOTB components associated to that page? I simply want to overlay the look and feel, and also apply links for the user to go back home if they do encounter that page.
    – klewis
    Nov 26, 2014 at 20:05

1 Answer 1


I can't believe I'm doing this, it is by no means support and could be overwritten anytime if you push an update, but here is a solution I developed for you. Open AccessDenied.aspx in the _layouts folder.

In 'PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea', place a div with a message indicating the user will be redirected to the homepage

   <div style='display:block'>You will be redirected to the homepage in 3 seconds...</div>

In 'PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead' add the script block to redirect them:

      window.location.href = "http://www.yourSPsite.ca";
  }, 3000);

It is possible to detect the page by the 'Source' QueryString and perform the redirect accordingly.

This is a quick HACK! If you want to do it right, do some research on modifying resx files, or developing a custom error page:



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  • It may be even better to add the script in the error15.master Nov 26, 2014 at 20:51
  • Thank you bro! Let me play with this next week and get back with you. thanks again! +1 on the work!
    – klewis
    Nov 26, 2014 at 21:10
  • NP man, good luck, update when you can Nov 26, 2014 at 21:12

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