Monday, February 2, 2009

Creating custom permission level in moss

Hi All,

Today we are going to create a custom Permission level for the site.

It is very simple process of understanding the SPRoleDefinition.

Assume that currentWeb is an instance of SPWeb and where in you want to create custom permission level, then write down this code.

currentWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;

SPRoleDefinition roleDefinition = new SPRoleDefinition();

roleDefinition.Name = "Custom Permission";

And then start giving all permisions that you want to give.

roleDefinition.BasePermissions =
| SPBasePermissions.AddListItems
| SPBasePermissions.EditListItems
| SPBasePermissions.DeleteListItems
| SPBasePermissions.ViewListItems
| SPBasePermissions.ApproveItems
| SPBasePermissions.OpenItems
| SPBasePermissions.ViewVersions
| SPBasePermissions.DeleteVersions
| SPBasePermissions.CreateAlerts
| SPBasePermissions.ViewFormPages
| SPBasePermissions.ViewPages
| SPBasePermissions.ManagePermissions
| SPBasePermissions.EnumeratePermissions;

These permission are same as that we find in Site Settings->Permissions->Permission levels which is at _layouts/role.aspx location of the site.

You can get each and every permission enumeration here in SPBasePermissions. Every permission that you see on _layouts/role.aspx page is there in SPBasePermissions enumeration.

Once you do that all that remains is just add this SProleDenifition to the web.


currentWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = false;

That's it. you are done. When you open this permission set named "Custom Permission", you can see those options are by default selected for which you have given permission from code.


Kalaravi said...

Thanks alot this is a good post

raj said...

very neat and clear explination.

thanks a lot.

pandit said...

Helpful code..
how to select default permissions programatically. for eg:- if i set "delete items" permission the code should select "view items"

SharePoint Kings said...


if you remove all permission to user and give only delete permission then by default it should take view item.

this is how default permission works so this what we guess.

try it out

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