How to Manage Permissions in SharePoint Office 365

This guide will show you how to manage permissions for a Site, list and item within SharePoint office 365.

Steps for Site Permissions:

  1. Open the SharePoint site.
  2. Click on Site Actions (gear icon) and then select Site Settings.
  1. Click on Site Permissions.

2. You must break permissions inheritance from the parent, select Stop Inheriting Permissions.

Steps for List Permissions:

  1. Go to the list or library.
  2. Go to the permissions page.

3. Select Grant Permissions on the Permissions tab.

Steps for Item Permissions:

  1. Click on the Item.
  2. Click the Shared With button on the files tab.

3. You must break permissions inheritance.

4. Select Stop Inheriting Permissions.

3. Click on “Share” button then the specified group or user will be added to the list and your document will have the specified unique permission.


  • SharePoint Site Permissions
  • SharePoint List Permissions
  • SharePoint Item Permissions

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