I am having root site for my Web Application and i want to share this root site with the users in my Active Directory without adding them in my Site Collection Administration.

I tried using "Share" option in the top ribbon but all the time i am getting the message

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

Am i missing something?

My working environment is SharePoint 2013 On Premises.

Thanks in Advance

  • are you a site collection administrator?
    – Hardik
    May 5, 2016 at 8:42
  • Yes. I am logged in as site collection administration May 5, 2016 at 8:45
  • You should not get such kind of error.. Please check these articles..sharepoint-community.net/profiles/blogs/… learningsharepoint.com/2012/11/11/…
    – Hardik
    May 5, 2016 at 8:49
  • i have also tried this at my SharePoint environment it is working fine.Please have a look on your configuration
    – Codec
    May 5, 2016 at 10:43
  • Looking for that only , In another server it is working fine. As per @Hardik's suggestion I tried to verify on different server there it was working fine, so i guess it may be due to improper configuration of users in AD. May 5, 2016 at 10:46

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Add yourself through Application Mangement > Manage Applications > User Policy

Try creating a permission policy for your web application on Central Administration followingly:

  1. On Central Administration, navigate to Application Management -> Under Web Applications: Manage web applications
  2. Select your My Site -web application by clicking it, and open Permission Policy
  3. Click Add Permission Policy Level
  4. Enter at least the Name for your Permission Policy
  5. Select following Permissions:
  6. Create Subsites - Create subsites such as team sites, Meeting Workspace sites, and Document Workspace sites.
  7. View Pages - View pages in a Web site.
  8. Browse User Information - View information about users of the Web site.
  9. Open - Allows users to open a Web site, list, or folder in order to access items inside that container.
  10. Leave other parts unmarket and click Save
  11. Make sure your My Site -web application is selected and open User Policy
  12. Click Add Users, and on first view leave Zones: (All zones) selected, then click Next >
  13. On Choose Users -part click Browse (the catalogue type of icon). Click All Users and select Everyone activated. Press Add -> and OK
  14. On Choose Permissions, select the Permission Policy you recently created, and finally click Finish

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