Allow a person to edit a single page in the pages folder.
Is it possible to set edit permissions on one page in the Pages folder for a single person. We are able to set contributor on the page, but the user is still not able to edit the page properly. If we set contributor on the Pages folder, the user can edit any page in the folder. We want to have the user only edit a single page in the folder. We are using MOSS 2007 with Publishing feature turned on (of course). TIA Tom C.
August 16th, 2007 9:22pm
HiFor this you can use item level permission.Define the permission for the user as Visitor for the Pages Library.Now go to the Pages library, select the Page -> Dropdown menu -> Manage Permissions. Here you can give the user the contribute permission so that he can edit this page specifically.Madhur
August 17th, 2007 1:08am
I am aware of item level permissions and they don't appear to work correctly. I followed your steps that you described on two different environments of Sharepoint MOSS 2007 with the sameresults. What the editor of the single page sees: Theygo to the page to edit. They see an Actions Menu and select Edit. (Also in the Action Menu is "Display Page Editing Toolbar" and "View All Site Content".) Sharepoint displays the page in edit mode, but at the top of the page it says "You are editingthe Shared Version of this page" and to the top right is an "Exit Edit Mode" link. There is no Page Editing Toolbar. The editor makes the necessary changes and then click on "Exit Edit Mode". What happens next is the message at the top of the page disappears, but the page elements stay in edit mode. The site actions menu is displayed but "Edit" and "Hide Page Editing Toolbar" is dimmed out. It appears that the exit from edit mode did not work properly. The editor can click on "View All Site Content", gets an error message saying "The page you are attempting to save has been modified by another user...". Clicking OK take them to the All Site Content page. Opening the context menu of the page that was edited and clicking on Check In will check the document in but all the changes are lost. By the way, I have"Versioning", "Require Content Approval"and "Require documents to be checked out" all turned off. It would be nice if others could take a moment and try this for themselves to see if they get the same results. Orif you see where I have the configuration wrong, let me know. Thanks, Tom
August 17th, 2007 4:21pm
Has anyone been able to get Item Level permissions to work on a single published page? I have been able to recreate this problemin two environments and I am beginning to think it might be a problem with the system. Thanks, Tom
August 20th, 2007 5:11pm
I have this same exact issue...Has anyone else found a solution, or has a step-by-step on how to set this up correctly? I am on MOSS 2007. I have a SharePoint Group that has read-only access to a site; however, I want them to have Contributor rights to a specific page within this site's page library. I browse to the document and go to Manage Permissions and add this same SharePoint group as contributor. They are able to edit the page, but the edit toolbar doesn't function correctly and they do not have the check/in publish options. Essentially, they can edit, but just can't save and check-in/publish.Frustrating...any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!Rene
February 9th, 2008 5:14am
Rene78 wrote: I have this same exact issue...Has anyone else found a solution, or has a step-by-step on how to set this up correctly? I am on MOSS 2007. I have a SharePoint Group that has read-only access to a site; however, I want them to have Contributor rights to a specific page within this site's page library. I browse to the document and go to Manage Permissions and add this same SharePoint group as contributor. They are able to edit the page, but the edit toolbar doesn't function correctly and they do not have the check/in publish options. Essentially, they can edit, but just can't save and check-in/publish.Frustrating...any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!ReneHi Rene,Have the Server Publishing Feature of the site where the page resides turned on yet?
February 10th, 2008 6:34am
Hi Charles, thanks for your reply.I just verified and Sharepoint Publishing is enabled both at the site level and the site collection level. In addition, a user is able to edit the page (with the page editing toolbar) if they are given contributor rights to the entire site. However, I want the user to just be able to edit that one page in the pages library, not the entire site. This issue only occurs if the user has been set up with read rights to the site and contributor rights to just this page in the pages library. It must be with how I have to set up the permissions, but I am not sure what I am missing.Thanks!Rene
February 12th, 2008 2:03am
Ok, I just tried adding the user group with contribute rights to the pages library (not just the single page) and the editing works fine. The frustrating thing about this is I thought you could set rights at the individual item level, even on pages libraries. Is this not true?Thanks!Rene
February 12th, 2008 2:16am
Hi Tom, I'm experiencing a similar problem. Did you ever find a resolution?
May 26th, 2009 3:11pm
The exact same issue here. Seems like a problem with MOSS.I believe that permissions per page should work, but there is a bug or it uses some different logic. But in a way described in this post, it is not possible to edit and save publishing pages.Did anyone find a solution to this issue or contacted Microsoft support?Does Microsoft read this forum at all?
June 12th, 2009 10:18am
Same problem here in that users who have contribute permissions on a page in a Pages libraries don't see the Page Editing Toolbar. I tried the same as Rene78 and added the person to the Pages library permissions and then they could see the Page Editing Toolbar but obviously this isn't what I need. I am using MOSS 2007 SP2.Sorry Madhur, your proposed solution doesn't work.
February 22nd, 2010 5:22am
I am having the same exact problem. Thanks, SharePointTom, for articulating the steps to recreate so thoroughly.
March 18th, 2010 11:15pm
I had the same problem. Solved by "Undo checkout" of the page within sharepoint designer. It is not possible to edit the same page ate one moment within different tools, designer and usign the web browser.
March 19th, 2010 1:30pm
Thanks for your reply, OldSeaDog. Unfortunately that won't resolve my issue as we don't use SharePoint Designer and the page was only checked out via the browser.
March 19th, 2010 3:40pm
I am having the same exact problem. Has anyone found a solution yet?
April 14th, 2011 4:08pm