Identify if a permission is inherited or not for Sharepoint and OneDrive For Business items

User123098 41 Reputation points

Hello everyone,

We have a requirement to identify if a permission is inherited or not for Sharepoint and OneDrive For Business.

List permissions API has a property inheritedFrom in its response**,** but as per documentation, this inheritedFrom property is not returned for Sharepoint and OneDrive For Business.

Is there some way using which we can identify if a permission is inherited or not. Also, if the the permission is inherited, from which item it is being inherited?


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  1. RaytheonXie_MSFT 32,556 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @User123098,

    As the document mentioned, currently the graph api doesn't support OneDrive for Business and SharePoint document libraries return inheritedFrom property. And I feel regretful to inform you that it turns out to be a by-design one.

    It is highly recommended that you can vote this ticket. Many features of our current products are designed and upgraded based on customers’ feedback. With requirements like this increase, the problem may well be released in the future. Thanks for your understanding.

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