Prevent users from overriding inherited permissions

As an administrator, you must configure the inherited permissions model for each document class in your library. The inherited permissions model defines how documents inherit permissions automatically.

By default, contributors can override inherited permissions in individual documents, regardless of which permissions model you choose for your document class. You can change this setting to:

  • prevent all users from overriding inherited permissions (including administrators)
  • allow administrators only to override inherited permissions

1. Open the library administration interface.

2. Select Document classes.

3. To open the document class configuration page, you can:

  • press the name of the document class you want to configure
  • select Configure document class in the More actions menu next to the required document class

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4. Select the Security tab.

5. Under General permissions, the checkbox Inherited permissions can be overridden is selected by default. This means contributors can override the inherited permissions.

You can:

  • de-select this option: no one can override the inherited permissions (including administrators)
  • select this option and the checkbox Only administrators can share documents: only administrators can override inherited permissions.
    Learn more: Prevent contributors from sharing documents.

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