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Page specific permissions - only one page

Copper Contributor

Hi!

 

We got several sharepoint sites, in part for specific departments in the company, with viewing rights etc. according to the corresponding teams. Is it possible to give permission to a user outside of the department to a specific page within a site?

I would image by granting individual permissions to that page in question (i.e. stop inheriting page permissions) we would be able to add an extra user to that page. Would that mean the person would be able to access that particular page, including, for example, the navigation bar. I would assume that that person would not be able to navigate anywhere else in the site, but would be able to read the page in question?

 

Are all those guesses correct? Im hoping to confirm this here before running any issue i am not foreseeing by 'trying it out'

 

Thanks for any help!

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best response confirmed by JHingst (Copper Contributor)
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@JHingst Absolutely, your thoughts are spot on! If you stop the permission inheritance for a specific page in SharePoint and handpick who gets access, they'll indeed be able to check out that page. They can use the direct URL to access it, and you're right - they won't have the green light to wander off to other parts of the site.

 

The navigation bar and the rest of the site are off-limits to them. They'll be laser-focused on that one page you've given them access to. Keep in mind though, if they have the URL, they could bookmark it for quick access later.

 

Just a heads up, make sure there's nothing super sensitive on that page since they'll have the VIP pass to it. For general access needs, breaking the permission inheritance is a nifty way to handpick who sees what.

 

I'd suggest giving it a spin in a test environment first to avoid any unexpected surprises before rolling it out for real.

@BarryGoblon
Thanks you very much for your reply! I'm glad my reasoning made sense! This is very helpful and I'll keep your cautionary words in mind, to make sure everything is/stays as safe as it needs to be. Much appreciate your help.
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best response confirmed by JHingst (Copper Contributor)
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@JHingst Absolutely, your thoughts are spot on! If you stop the permission inheritance for a specific page in SharePoint and handpick who gets access, they'll indeed be able to check out that page. They can use the direct URL to access it, and you're right - they won't have the green light to wander off to other parts of the site.

 

The navigation bar and the rest of the site are off-limits to them. They'll be laser-focused on that one page you've given them access to. Keep in mind though, if they have the URL, they could bookmark it for quick access later.

 

Just a heads up, make sure there's nothing super sensitive on that page since they'll have the VIP pass to it. For general access needs, breaking the permission inheritance is a nifty way to handpick who sees what.

 

I'd suggest giving it a spin in a test environment first to avoid any unexpected surprises before rolling it out for real.

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