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Users and Permissions
Users and permissions are covered in more detail in Chapter 12, so for now let’s just see how
they relate to the new HR team site compared to the main Company Site.
P E O P L E A N D G R O U P S
This page indicates who has what permissions to the site and what groups they belong to.
Remember that if you chose to inherit permissions from the parent, this page reflects the people
and groups created at the top-level site. And any changes made here will actually be made
on the Site Settings page for the Company Site (the top-level and parent site in this example),
not just to this HR team subsite. In Figure 9.5, notice the single line referring to the Members
group of the site: “Use this group to give people Contribute permissions to the SharePoint site:
Company Site.” Anything you do on this page—adding groups, users, and so on—is actually
done to the permissions for the Company Site. This is because the HR team subsite doesn’t have
its own permissions, so if you want to see what permissions are affecting it, those are the
permissions of the parent site.
If you want to break inheritance (and have this site use its own, custom permissions), you
need to click Site Permissions on the Site Settings page (you can go back to the Site Settings page
by clicking its link in the title breadcrumb). For more about users, groups, permissions, and
breaking inheritance see Chapter 12.
S I T E P E R M I S S I O N S
The Site Permissions page displays the permission levels applied to the groups of the parent
site and therefore to the subsite. This page is where you can drill down to see what
permissions and permission levels are being applied to the subsite. There are also buttons to manage
those settings on the parent and to break that permission inheritance between the two. To break
inheritance, simply click the Stop Inheriting Permissions button, as shown in Figure 9.6. (We’re
just looking at this point, so leave everything alone for now and don’t break inheritance.) There
are also buttons to add users (Grant Permissions) and create a new user group (Create Group),