To add a custom permission to a List or an item, we can use SPRoleAssignmentCollection and we can also use AddToCurrentScopeOnly to avoid adding users with Limited Access permission to the parent.

In REST API, there is an endpoint for RoleAssignmentCollection and RoleAssignment. How do I use AddToCurrentScopeOnly with REST API? I did not find any reference in MSDN article.

Any pointers please?

  • how about something like https://site-url/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('Test')/roleassignments/AddToCurrentScopeOnly(roleDefId=1073741828) and making a post request to this endpoint Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 10:49
  • @Gautam, it did not work. Got ResourceNotFoundException.
    – Suresh C
    Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 11:06

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Looks like Microsoft has not added this method to any of the client side APIs. This feature has already been suggested in SharePoint User Voice portal. I just voted this suggestion. You can also vote for it.

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