On our SharePoint site, we're currently using three types of custom page layouts:

  • SingleColumn
  • TwoColumn
  • NoNavigation

Is it possible to restrict usage of say NoNavigation to only Site Collection admins?
Only Site Collection admins should be the only one to be able to create pages of this type, or change the page layout of a page to this type. Regular users/owners can still edit the content of the page, but are not able to change the page layout to NoNavigation.

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    No, it's not possible. You can set permissions on who can see it in the masterpage gallery, but not in the available page layout templates list.
    – user2536
    Commented May 8, 2014 at 7:32
  • Thanks, that's what I thought too. Just wanted to confirm.
    – kei
    Commented May 8, 2014 at 15:18

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I think it's impossible.

You can set permissions directly for your page layout within SharePoint Designer, but it's no a solution for you. (SharePoint Designer -> Page Layouts -> Permissions -> Stop Inheriting)

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