I have a list that has unique permissions. I have a user who has permission collaboration in this list, the rest of the site he has no permission.

When the user accesses the link list, he gets the access denied error.

I thought that the error might be because he does not have access to the site logo. Gave permission to display the logo, but not helped.

I have SharePoint 2013.


Exclusive List Permissions: Exclusive List Permissions

Site permissions: Site permissions

As described in the site the user is not allowed, only the list.

The language of my SharePoint is in Portuguese

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    Go to list settings>permissions > check permissions : enter the domain username of the effected user and check his permissions on the list. Share the details preferably in a screenshot. This will help us understand the situation better
    – ArkoD
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 11:49
  • Ok I go do this Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 11:51
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    I've got the same problem here. Give unique permission on a document library at a SubSite and no 'limited access' in the Sub-Site permissions. That is really annoying.... :(
    – user21794
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 21:12
  • The worst is that I have it in my farm. Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 10:26

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When you add permissions for a user to a list only (let’s say contribute rights) SharePoint will add contribute permissions to the list and also will automatically add Limited Access for that user on the site that contains the list so the user can navigate to the list. If you delete that ‘Limited Access’ permission for that user on site level then that should delete his list permissions too, automatically.

Interesting in your case is how it ended up having no Limited Access site permission but still ‘having’ Contribute permissions on the list.

Try giving permissions for that user to the list again and check is the user granted ‘Limited Access’ permission on site level.

  • Tanks, I try this. Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 12:17
  • Deletes the user's permission on the list. Added permission again and then checked that the user had permission on the site continued to be none. Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 12:22
  • I agree with you, it's interesting to have permission on the list and no website. Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 12:25
  • That’s weird. I have no clue why SharePoint is not doing it automatically. What kind of list it is anyway? document library, pages library, standard list? Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 12:43
  • Is a standard list (Custom List) Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 12:48

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