I'm working on a Sharepoint site in the classic style where most users do not have permissions to access the site itself but only to read/edit a few lists and list items. Those users do, however, have access to a Home.aspx site, which is the home page for the Sharepoint site.

Users with access to the site itself, are immediately redirected to https://XXXX.sharepoint.com/sites/YYYY/SitePages/Home.aspx when entering/clicking on https://XXXX.sharepoint.com/sites/YYYY

For users with limited access only, this does not work, and they get the Access Denied page instead.

Is there a way to make the image in the top left corner link to https://XXXX.sharepoint.com/sites/YYYY/SitePages/Home.aspx instead of https://XXXX.sharepoint.com/sites/YYYY ?

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Permission levels in SharePoint

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As the article describes, Limited Access permission doesn't actually give the user the ability to see those items but is instead used under the covers to make things work (rendering the user experience, etc.)

For example, user won't be able to access item or library (for which user is granted access) using the site home page or regular site navigation.

So, when limited access users sign in site, page displays Access Denied message.

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As long as you grant Read permission to these users at the site level, you can achieve your needs.

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======================= Updated Answer =========================

By design, it is impossible to achieve your needs.

These two urls are different

Therefore, users have access to the homepage does not mean that they can access the entire site collection.

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  • Hey, thanks a lot. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to grant those users Read permissions to the site itself becuase they must never see anything but the few lists and items which they are explicitely allowed to see.
    – Reggina
    Mar 22, 2021 at 8:12
  • Hi, Reggina. Thanks for you reply. If you only want those users to have Limited access permission, then they won’t have access to the home page Mar 22, 2021 at 9:38
  • They do have access to the home page, because it does not inherit permissions. The issue is, that the link behind the image, does not lead to the Home.aspx with the unique permissions. I need to change that.
    – Reggina
    Mar 22, 2021 at 10:59
  • Hi, Reggina. I have updated answer under initial My Answer. Hope this can help you to solve issue. Have a nice day! Mar 23, 2021 at 9:17
  • Thank you very much for your effort! I guess it's gonna be a jquery hack then.
    – Reggina
    Mar 23, 2021 at 9:46

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