SharePoint Permissions for Site Owners

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

  • SharePoint security groups are built into the SharePoint application and can only be used to grant access to SharePoint sites.
  • Active Directory security groups are built into the uark.edu Active Directory structure and can be used to grant access to SharePoint and Exchange.
  • Email-enabled security groups are built into the Exchange server and can be used to grant access to Exchange or SharePoint. 

Note: SharePoint Alerts can only be sent individually or to email-enabled security groups. 

SharePoint Groups

SharePoint groups are managed by SharePoint site administrators using a web browser.

  1. Log into the SharePoint site with your UARK username and password.
  2. From the Site Actions drop-down menu on the right, select Site Permissions.
  3. Choose from the following options:
    • Create or delete groups
    • Grant groups access to a site
    • View or change group permission levels
    • Add or remove group members

Learn more about SharePoint Group access.

Active Directory Security Groups

Active Directory security groups are managed by OU administrators using Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on a Windows computer that is joined to the uark.edu domain.

Learn more about Active Directory OU security groups.

  1. Click Start. Open the Control Panel and select Administrative Tools.
  2. Click "Active Directory Users and Computers."
  3. Navigate to the OU.
  4. Choose from the following options:
    • Create a group
    • Add or remove group members

Email-enabled Security Groups

Email-enabled security groups allow email to be sent to the group and are managed by group owners using the Office 365 Outlook Web App (OWA) at outlook.office.com. Email-enabled security groups can also be managed by OU administrators using RSAT.

Note: Group management is not available in the light version of OWA.

  1. Log into outlook.office.com with your UARK email address and password.
  2. Click the Settings gear icon at the top right and select Options.
  3. Click Groups on the left.
  4. Double-click the group to modify under "Public Groups I Own."
  5. The following options are available:
    • Enter a description for the group that will be displayed in the Exchange Global Address List
    • Add new Owners
    • Add or remove users or groups (groups can contain other groups)
    • View the group email address (this is the address used to send email to the group)

Updated 12/01/2015


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