SharePoint 2013 | How to Create Contributor without Delete rights

By | January 3, 2014


The standard SharePoint installation comes with 7 default permissions level:

  1. Full Control
  2. Design
  3. Edit
  4. Contribute
  5. Read
  6. Limited Access
  7. View Only

In some cases, developer may need to allow contribution without deletion rights.

So how do we do it?

So lets create Limited Contribute, permission for contribution without deletion rights using following steps.

  1. Open Site Settings, followed by Site Permission
  2. On the Site Permission page, click on Permission Levels
  3. On the Permission Levels page, click on Add a Permission Level
  4. Enter details of the New Permission Level, and remove Delete Items and Delete Versions from the permission details.
  5. Click Create



5 thoughts on “SharePoint 2013 | How to Create Contributor without Delete rights

  1. Dave Miehl

    Is it true that when you remove the delete option from the OOTB Contributor group, users will receive an Access Denied error if they attempt to edit the NAME of the object? Thank you.


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