11-28-2018 10:22 AM
11-28-2018 10:22 AM
I've noticed that the SharePoint online permissions tab/manage access tab has been changed.
In document libraries, there is no option to break folder inheritance. From today, there is also no option to manage advanced permissions, meaning that you can set folder permissions to edit/view only.
This is a huge step-back and is slowing down permissions assigning.
Also, when assigning permissions the permissions tab is behaving very badly in terms of speed and reliability.
Am I missing something out?
11-28-2018 10:59 AM
11-28-2018 11:01 AM
11-28-2018 11:07 AM
11-28-2018 11:18 AM
Well for what it's worth I found how to get to advanced settings for folder/files. You need to switch to classic mode, then click on the ... for the file or folder and share. Then on the Share window, click Shared with on the left, then advanced.
11-28-2018 11:24 AM
Thanks for looking into this. This situation is very strange and is a huge disappointment.. Breaking folder inheritance easily was one of the best features of OneDrive/SharePoint.
Btw OneDrive also lost the feature.
11-28-2018 11:47 AM
11-28-2018 11:52 AM
Adding @Stephen Rice here because the screenshots postes are the ones I expected for ODFB in regards of the new permissions management....I was not expecting them also in SPO at least at the same time they deploy it to ODFB. Stephen, can you confirm what's happeing here?
11-28-2018 12:29 PM
OneDrive for Business has the same looking options.
Also one thing to note is that the file sharing done this way is very unstable and nearly unusable when setting sub-folder privileges. When you manage sub-folder access and press the button, the system sometimes opens the parent's folder settings. I don't have to mention that this folder management is very slow.
11-29-2018 01:56 AM
Having the same behavior, I was not expecting it at all. I don't find anything in Message Center, was this communicated?
Yes it's possible to switch to classic view and do the management per file as usual but this is not a satisfactory instruction we can give to users. There are currently many live solutions that rely on folder permission management so we need a clear explanation of what's coming ahead.
11-29-2018 07:07 AM
I've tested it and changing permissions in the new interface does break permission inheritance behind the scenes, which means we have a way to still do this in modern. There are however two relevant downsides still:
If anyone finds the answer please share.
11-29-2018 07:29 PM
11-30-2018 05:08 AM - edited 11-30-2018 05:12 AM
I found a workaround which may help you:
First share the object, so that you break the inheritance like you mentioned before. Then you go to the Library-Settings and open "Permissions for this document library". Now you should see the yellow banner on top. You can show the items with unique permissions with the first link. From there you can enter the "old" permissions-menu for objects. There you can delete the unique permission and change the permission-levels. I hope this helps you.
However I wonder if there was any news about this change. It makes it more difficult for admins to manage permissions on folder-levels. Unfortunately, we have to assign the permissions like this in some libraries.
11-30-2018 10:58 AM
On this thread it looks like we are talking about multiple issues. I have a first release tenant and i can see the "advanced" options on the lower right corner (See attached).
What are the options you are not seeing ? Do you have good and bad scenario ?
11-30-2018 11:04 AM
12-01-2018 01:43 AM
12-03-2018 03:01 AM
12-03-2018 03:28 AM
Thanks for the info.
Can you recheck again tomorrow and see if the issue is still present ?
12-03-2018 12:17 PMSolution
Thanks for jumping in here @Bruno Aleixo :)
There should be an "Advanced" link and it is supposed to be in the same release as the new pane. If this doesn't resolve itself tomorrow, please let us know so we can investigate further.
Appreciate everyone's feedback here!
OneDrive Program Manager II
12-03-2018 12:54 PM
12-03-2018 01:47 PM
@Chris Webb, closer to the latter :) An update that normally happens in sync was done out of sync. If you look in ODB, you'll actually see the advanced link, but it's not in SPO yet. Should be fixed tomorrow (and going forward for future releases!). Thanks all for flagging this with us!
OneDrive Program Manager II
12-04-2018 05:49 AM
Good to know it's being fixed. Just to give an update, in my tenant it still doesn't show the "Advanced" option. I've checked the version of the resource files that Bruno indicated and they remain the same.
12-04-2018 05:53 AM
We were expecting the new version to reach 100% last night but it was not the case. It should happen very soon.
This is why on some cases you might still be seeing that version.