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I would like to set the read permissions to all authenticated users on a site collection.

First I was using this code below, but I got an exception that this permission level is not existed.

roleAssignment.RoleDefinitionBindings.Add(web.RoleDefinitions["Read"]);

When I translate the permission level "Read" to dutch "Lezen" it works (see code below). But I do not would like to hardcode some language. Is it possible to set permissions without using explicit the language of the site?

roleAssignment.RoleDefinitionBindings.Add(web.RoleDefinitions["Lezen"]);
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Try using SPRoleType

I hope this helps, I haven't tried it out, but here is an example :

The way that would cause localisation issues :

web.RoleDefinitions["Read"];

The way that wouldn't cause localisation issues :

web.RoleDefinitions.GetByType(SPRoleType.Reader);

Taken from here :

http://blog.myitechnology.com/2010/04/sharepoint-tips-working-in-localized.html

It's a good read :)

Here is a full list of roles :

https://msdn.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/microsoft.sharepoint.sproletype.aspx

And some help with dealing with it programatically

https://tjendarta.wordpress.com/tag/sproletype/

Kind regards,

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