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apply to the site, and not the site collection. These are covered in the previous chapter. For site
collections, we’re going to focus on those settings that appear only on the top-level site’s Site Settings
page; these are settings in each category that affect the entire site collection.
Users and Permissions
First and foremost, you need to add users to the new site. Right now only two people have access to
the site: the two site collection administrators. Just as you configured your first site, you’ll need to
go through the initial setup of this new site collection, and that includes adding users and giving
them the appropriate permission levels. You do this in the same relative location as on any site: Site
Settings Users And Permissions People And Groups. At a minimum, you should make sure
anyone who needs to view or contribute to the site has access. At a maximum, you might want to
consider what users you want for the entire site collection. This is where inheriting permissions
comes into its own. You can add users to the top-level site, and they will be able to access any other
site in the collection if that site inherits permissions. In addition, you can create your own
permission levels and modify the defaults that can affect all inheriting subsites but no other site collection.
This is why a site collection can be considered a permissions boundary.
You can find more information about permissions in Chapter 12.
S I T E C O L L E C T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T O R S
The final link in this section is Site Collection Administrators. This lets you add, edit, or
delete people from the site collection administrators group for the current site collection. See
Look and Feel
This entire section is for customizing the current site (or subsite) and is not applicable to the
entire site collection. All of these links are the same as for any other site or subsite and are
covered in Chapter 9, “Sites, Subsites, and Workspaces.” They include changing the title, description
and icon for the site, Quick Launch and top link bar settings, Tree view, and site theme.