Export (0) Print
Expand All

Windows SharePoint Services Roles

Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) includes site groups to help you assign particular rights to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server users. With site groups, you do not have to control the file and folder permissions separately, or worry about keeping your local groups synchronized with your list of Web users. You can use Windows SharePoint Services administration tools to give project members distinct permissions on each of your project Web sites.

In effect, user management can be delegated from Team Foundation Server administrators to the project leads, once the project lead has been made the administrator of the project site. Site administrators control site access and, by default, have rights to add, delete, or change site group membership for users. Inside an organization, this typically means that site administrators can select users from the list of the organization's users and grant them access based on their roles and needs within a project. For example, if the Web site is the document and information portal for members of a particular project team, the site administrator adds members of that team to the Contributor site group, so that the team members can add documents and update lists.

Members of the Administrator site group for a top-level Web site control more options and features of the SharePoint server than administrators of an individual project site. Administrators of a top-level Web site can perform actions such as enabling or disabling Web document discussions or alerts, viewing usage and quota data, and changing anonymous access settings.

NoteNote

Site administration is separate from Windows SharePoint Services Central Administration. Site administration is accessed through the SharePoint Central Administration tool.

Four Windows SharePoint Services groups are described below:

  • Administrator

  • Web Designer

  • Contributor

  • Reader

For detailed information about Windows SharePoint Services groups and Windows SharePoint Services, see the Windows SharePoint Services product documentation.

NoteImportant

Restrict membership in Windows SharePoint groups to only those users who need the specific level of access and permissions granted by membership in that group. Add a user or group to the Windows SharePoint Services group that has the minimum permissions required to complete their role within a team project. For example, if a user only needs to view the contents of a team project Web site, add the user to the Reader group, not the Contributor group.

Administrator

To create a site Administrator, add an existing user account to the Administrator group of the top-level site in Window SharePoint Services.

NoteNote

The user account that was used to install Team Foundation Server is automatically added as a member of the Administrator role for the top-level site. For more information about Windows SharePoint Services administration, see Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide.

Web Designer

A member of the Windows SharePoint Services Web Designer role can create lists and document libraries and customize pages in the Web site. To enable a user to customize a Team Foundation project Web site, add an existing user account to the Web Designer group of the project site in Window SharePoint Services.

Contributor

A member of the Windows SharePoint Services Contributor role can add content to existing document libraries and lists. To enable a user to contribute content to a Team Foundation project Web site, add an existing user account to the Contributor group of the project site in Window SharePoint Services.

Reader

A member of the Windows SharePoint Services Reader group has read-only access to the Web site. To enable a user to read a Team Foundation project Web site, add an existing user account to the Reader group of the project site in Window SharePoint Services.

See Also

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft