Regarding SharePoint 2019 On Premise CustomAction/ CustomActionGroup Element

Will 616 Reputation points
2020-10-21T08:31:35.867+00:00

Hi there,

I create a custom application page with custom action element. the custom action element will used to control the permission of link in the site settings. you could refer to the following image. Unfortunately, when I deploy to the SharePoint Farm and test this by using two different permissions. it turns out that (1) User is Site Administrator (Site Collection Administrator), works well. (2) User is Site Owner or Full Control, the user CANNOT see the link in the site settings.

Is the function supported by SharePoint 2019 on premise or there is something missing. Thanks

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  1. Baker Kong-MSFT 3,791 Reputation points
    2020-10-27T06:59:05.907+00:00

    Hi @Will ,

    I tested below 4 scenaios:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
    <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">  
      
    	<CustomActionGroup  
    		Description = "fffffffff"  
    		Id = "PS.SiteOwnerReports"  
    		Location = "Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings"  
    		Sequence = "10000"  
    		Title = "Test permissions">  
    	</CustomActionGroup>  
      
      
    	<CustomAction  
    		GroupId ="PS.SiteOwnerReports"  
            Id="ViewAllPermissions.SiteSettings"  
    		Location="Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings"  
    		Sequence="10001"  
    		Title = "FullMask-False"  
    		RequireSiteAdministrator="False"  
    		Rights="FullMask"  
        >  
    		<!--   
        Update the Url below to the page you want the custom action to use.  
        Start the URL with the token ~remoteAppUrl if the page is in the  
        associated web project, use ~appWebUrl if page is in the add-in project.  
        -->  
    		<UrlAction Url="~site/_layouts/SharePointProject1/ApplicationPage1.aspx" />  
    	</CustomAction>  
      
    	<CustomAction  
    		GroupId ="PS.SiteOwnerReports"  
            Id="ViewAllPermissions.SiteSettings"  
    		Location="Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings"  
    		Sequence="10001"  
    		Title = "FullMask-True"  
    		RequireSiteAdministrator="True"  
    		Rights="FullMask"  
        >  
    		<!--   
        Update the Url below to the page you want the custom action to use.  
        Start the URL with the token ~remoteAppUrl if the page is in the  
        associated web project, use ~appWebUrl if page is in the add-in project.  
        -->  
    		<UrlAction Url="~site/_layouts/SharePointProject1/ApplicationPage1.aspx" />  
    	</CustomAction>  
      
      
      
    	<CustomAction  
    		GroupId ="PS.SiteOwnerReports"  
            Id="ViewAllPermissions.SiteSettings"  
    		Location="Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings"  
    		Sequence="10001"  
    		Title = "ManageWeb-False"  
    		RequireSiteAdministrator="False"  
    		Rights="ManageWeb"  
        >  
    		<!--   
        Update the Url below to the page you want the custom action to use.  
        Start the URL with the token ~remoteAppUrl if the page is in the  
        associated web project, use ~appWebUrl if page is in the add-in project.  
        -->  
    		<UrlAction Url="~site/_layouts/SharePointProject1/ApplicationPage1.aspx" />  
    	</CustomAction>  
      
    	<CustomAction  
    		GroupId ="PS.SiteOwnerReports"  
            Id="ViewAllPermissions.SiteSettings"  
    		Location="Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings"  
    		Sequence="10001"  
    		Title = "ManageWeb-True"  
    		RequireSiteAdministrator="True"  
    		Rights="ManageWeb"  
        >  
    		<!--   
        Update the Url below to the page you want the custom action to use.  
        Start the URL with the token ~remoteAppUrl if the page is in the  
        associated web project, use ~appWebUrl if page is in the add-in project.  
        -->  
    		<UrlAction Url="~site/_layouts/SharePointProject1/ApplicationPage1.aspx" />  
    	</CustomAction>  
      
    </Elements>  
    

    The result is:

    • If the user is site collection administrator, then he is able to see all links

    35334-test.gif

    • If the user is only site owner, then he can only see the links that have 'false' RequireSiteAdministrator

    35270-test.gif

    So I think you may need to set RequireSiteAdministrator to false. Below is my test demo.

    Best Regards,
    Baker Kong


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  1. Baker Kong-MSFT 3,791 Reputation points
    2020-10-23T07:12:11.363+00:00

    Hi @Will ,

    Based on the docs, RequireSiteAdministrator is used to specify that the item be displayed only if the user is a site administrator. Administrator is not equal to Site owner. For more details, please refer to :

    Best Regards,
    Baker Kong


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