Give specific user access regardless of permissions set

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi all,

We have our site collection called Intranet, underneath that we have a sub-site called Meetings where all of our Meeting Workspaces are going to be created.

What we would like to do is have a specific person always given Contribute access to a Meeting Workspace, even if they are not on the list of attendees.

The workspaces are going to be used exclusively by our upper management team and we want to make sure that the admin assistant they share always has access to every meeting that is set.  She will initiate most of the meetings but for the ones where she doesn't, I need to make sure she has access to the content even if they forget to add her as an attendee.

Is this possible?  If so, what is the best way to set it up?

Thanks in advance for your help
Question by:aptnrickard
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    Expert Comment

    You can grant that user Contribute permissions at the Web Application level, by using User Permission Polices in Central Administration:

    You need to determine if that grants them too much access - depending on how much other content lives within that Web Application.

    Author Comment

    Hi Jess,

    Thanks, I found the settings but I can only seem to set permissions on the Intranet as a whole.

    We only want her to have this access on the Meetings subsite and any Meeting Workspaces that are setup within that.  We have two web applications, one for MOSS admin and one for all the user content.

    Do we need to create a separate web application for the meetings or would a site collection work?

    This is somewhat new to me so I'm still feeling my way along.



    Accepted Solution

    This is closed, we decided that we would have folks add the assistant as an attendee for each meeting.

    Author Closing Comment

    Found workaround myself.  Does what we need but does not answer original question

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