1

I'm filling in for our SP admin, who is unreachable, and can't figure out which permission level I need to assign so that a group of users only see major versions of documents.

Apparently someone who should only be able to see major versions has been able to see a minor version of a document on our SharePoint site (They saw v1.11). It could be that the offending content was part of 1.0 thus permissions aren't the real issue but I'm investigating this as a first step.

AFAIK I would be applying the permissions to entire folders and not to particular documents.

1

Welcome to SP.SE Vidro3!

This is not a permissions issue - its a versioning setting in the document library. You basically have 2 options:

  1. Only users who can edit items (contribute rights).
  2. Only users who can approve items (and the AUTHOR of the item).
  • So it's Library settings>Versioning Settings> and Draft Item security, right? And that is effective for the entire Library, in other words the entire folder hierarchy - and cannot be set to a different option at different levels in the hierarchy, right? Thanks – Vidro3 Nov 19 '13 at 18:53
  • 1
    Correct. You could give different people different rights in the hierarchy. Combined with the versioning settings you can pretty much control everything. – Max Melcher Nov 19 '13 at 23:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.