Im trying to give user/group "limited access", but following these "instructions". The article says that if you give a user/group access to an item (like a list) the users automatically get "limited access" to the site where the list is.

I dont get that result. When I "check permissions" I get all users to have "None" as permission level.

The users can get to my list but not to anything else, which is what I want.

  • What would users be allowed to see of the site? Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 21:29
  • Hi Jan. They should see just one page in the Pages-library (the "public page"), and nothing else. Any other solution to achive the same goal is also welcome :o)
    – Cowborg
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 7:48
  • You shouldn't strive to grant Limited Access to a group, SP will add it as needed.
    – wjervis
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 13:33

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We had a similar problem and solved it for us by:

  1. Deactivate the Site Collection Feature: "Limited-access user permission lockdown mode"
  2. Re-assign the permission for the user.
  3. Let him/her try again.

[Breaking permission inheritence does not set 'Limited Access'

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