I have a menu item in my subsite menu (it is a term driven menu, so managed navigation) that links to a page with unique permissions. Only certain users have been given permissions to see the page and to edit it.

Let's say that person X and person Y have been given permissions to access this page and person Z doesn't have any permissions for this page at all. Page B is the page with the unique permissions.

This is the subsite menu that person X and Y see:

Page A
Page B
Page C
Page D

And this is the subsite menu that person Z should see:

Page A
Page C
Page D

However currently person Z can still see page B in the subsite menu, but upon clicking that menu item linked to page B, person Z will get a "You have no access to this page". I want person Z to not see that menu item at all, person Z shouldn't see page B in the menu.

I want the menu item to be hidden if the user has no permissions for the page behind that menu item.

How exactly can I achieve this?
I've been searching all day and I just can't figure it out, to me it seems that this should be default behavior that a page isn't listed in the navigation when the user has no permissions to access it (be it reading, editing, contributing,.. doesn't matter).

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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Something like this might suffice your requirements. I had to remove the settings buttons based on user privilege. So, I went ahead doing this.

if (belongsToGroup == true) 

By using .hide() property you can disable the option in a way.

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    How exactly did you check if a user belonged to a group? The var belongsToGroup, how did you define it? I was thinking about getting all members of a group and put them in an array, and then check if the current user was in that array. If he/she was in the array, it would do nothing. If he/she wasn't, the link should be hidden. But I haven't even gotten to the part on fetching all the members of a certain group... So I was wondering how you did it.
    – Magali
    Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 14:21
  • @Magali You can create multiple SharePoint groups. Define client context and web, using which you can retrieve the groups var user = web.get_currentUser(); this.usergrps = user.get_groups(); clientContext.Load(this.usergrps);
    – Amit
    Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 4:39
  • Ok so, I have 'website' instead of 'web', and now I added clientContext.load(website,'EffectiveBasePermissions');. In the function onRequestSucceeded, I added this to check the permissions: if (website.get_effectiveBasePermissions().has(SP.PermissionKind.editListItems)) { //User Has Edit Permissions alert('YEAH, edit list permissions!'); } else { alert('Boo, no edit list permissions!'); } Thanks! Now I get it and it works, I just have to replace the alerts with the ID or class of the menu item and hide it. :)
    – Magali
    Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 7:35

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