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what is difference between people and groups and permissions in site settings?

i created some custom groups from _layouts/15/groups.aspx page and these not showing in /_layouts/15/user.aspx page.

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"People and groups" page shows all groups and groups members, "Site permissions" from the other side shows you only those users and groups, which has permissions assigned on this particular site.

Since you created a group, but didn't assign any permissions yet, the group will not be under "Site permissions"

  • Hi i added a custom permission level to a group , while creating this group, but i can not view in site permissions page – adilahmed Nov 29 '16 at 16:23
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    Click on "Check Permissions", type in the group name and see, if your group has permissions. – Sergei Sergeev Nov 29 '16 at 16:55
  • yes i did not added permission level to this group when i check permissions thanks kai – adilahmed Nov 30 '16 at 6:29
  • Why Translation Managers,Style Resource Readers,Quick Deploy Users groups not in users.aspx page even they have permission level? – adilahmed Nov 30 '16 at 10:42
  • "Translation Managers" should be on the users.aspx, because the group has Restricted Interfaces for Translation permission level. Also please note, that this page showing only permissions given to user or group directly on the site level. For example Quick Deploy Users has Contribute at the list level (Quick Deploy Items list). That's why you can't see it. Style Resources Readers is system group with Limited Access permission, that's why it also doesn't show. – Sergei Sergeev Nov 30 '16 at 11:37
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People and groups:Specify users and user group who have access to this site and any sub site which inherits permission

Site permissions: Define capability of each user and or user group can perform on this site and sub site inheriting from

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