SharePoint 2013 Security Question
Posted on 2014-01-24
SharePoint 365 (SharePoint 2013)
When I am on a subsite under the root site, if I use the share feature and add a user, it looks like this automatically changes the root site users and permissions as well if I do not go to the site settings for the subsite and tell it to stop inheriting permissions. Is it true that someone can actually change the users and permissions when on a substite for multiple other sites or the global users and groups, if that site inherits permissions from the parent? I thought it used to be that one had to explicitly break permissions with the parent first before any changes could be made. Now, it looks like someone can be effecting more permissions than just the subsite without even knowing it. Is this true? If so, this would be really bad.