What happen to items with unique permission, if we change their list to inherit its permission from the site rather than having unique permission

john john 791 Reputation points

I am reading this official link inside Microsoft Learn @ what-is-permissions-inheritance and the link mentioned the following sentence:-

When a user shares or stops sharing an item that contains other items with broken inheritance, a one-time push down of that permission addition or removal is sent to all child items, even those with broken inheritance

but based on my test if I have a list which has unique permissions and this list contain items with unique permissions also >> then if I chose that the list should inherit the permissions from its site rather than having unique permission >> then this action will not push down to the items.. where the items will still have unique permissions.. so is the above sentence wrong? or i am missing something?

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  1. Allen Xu_MSFT 13,571 Reputation points

    Hi @john john ,

    As said in the quoted sentence: when a user shares or stops sharing an item that contains other items with broken inheritance. This sentence may only apply to item level. I created a folder in a document library and uploaded a file into that folder. Then I stopped inheriting permissions of that file. An user who has permission to the folder but doesn't have permission to the file couldn't access to that file. Then I shared the folder with that user and found that the user can access to that file with unique permissions. Also, I tested your process in my end. Same result with you. So, I think this sentence may only apply to item level instead of list/library level.


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