Check permissions for an individual or group in SharePoint

If you want to see which groups a user belongs to, or how an individual is granted (or restricted) access to a particular site or resource, use the “Check permissions” button in Site Settings –> Site Permissions (or any advanced permissions page).

SharePoint 2016 example of checking permissions
SharePoint Online example of checking permissions (see specific allowances)

One Reply to “Check permissions for an individual or group in SharePoint”

  1. Hello Mr. Chamberlain.

    I met the following strange behavior of Sharepoint 2019
    Given list named A, and some existing list items: A1, A2, A3… List A is shared to a big user group which contain U1, U2, U3, U4.
    List items A1, A2, A3 are shared with unique permission to users U1, U2, U3, U4 (not inherit permission from list A anymore).

    If one day, I add U1, U2, U3, U4 to list A’s permission, then:
    – Remove U1, U2 from list A’s permission
    – Change rights of U3, U4
    —> U1, U2 will disappear from permission of list items A1, A2, A3 while U3, U4 still remain.

    Have you had experience about that scenario? I wonder if it is feature of Sharepoint 2019 or an error.

    Phong Bach

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