SharePoint Online Permissions for Site Owners

The following types of security groups can be used to grant access to SharePoint sites.

  • SharePoint security groups (built into the SharePoint application)
  • Office 365 Groups (built into Outlook Online)

SharePoint Groups

Groups are managed in SharePoint Online by site administrators using a web browser.

  1. Log into the SharePoint site with your UARK username and password.
  2. Click the gear icon.  Select Site Settings.
  3. Click Site Permissions.
  4. The following actions can be performed:
    • Create groups
    • Grant groups access to a site
    • View or change group permissions
    • Add or remove group members

Learn more about SharePoint Group access.

Office 365 Groups

Office 365 groups are managed by group administrators using a Outlook in a web browser.

  1. Log into outlook.office.com with your UARK email address and password.
  2. Under Groups on the left, add a group by clicking the plus icon (+), or click on an existing group to edit.
  3. The following actions can be performed:
    • Add or remove group members or owners
    • Delete groups
    • Set notification options
    • Set privacy options

Learn more about Office 365 Groups.

Updated 09/25/2017


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