Changing SharePoint 2010 Document Permissions with Workflow
Posted on 2011-03-03
We have a list that contains Word documents and each document has a Managed Metadata column which lists the Owner of that Word document. I would like to create a workflow that starts when a new Word document is added to the list, to lookup the Owner in the Managed Metadata column and change the permissions of the document. I would like it to have the document stop inheriting permissions from parent and grant that document Owner Contribute access.
I have all of the owner lookups and everything done but am having trouble with the permission aspect of it. I am trying to do all of this through SPD2010 with no custom-coding. I downloaded a WSP which allows me to Grant and Delete specific permissions on documents but it doesn't work because the document is still set to inherit permission from its parent.
Is there a way through the workflow to tell the document to stop inheriting permissions from its parent? Or is there a doc library setting which will have all of the documents it contains NOT inherit its permissions?