SharePoint Permission Strings

SharePoint uses permission or rights strings in numerous places including setting permissions for Custom Actions in your feature XML. A colleague asked this question recently and I had to lookup the answer so I decided I would post for my own reference.

AddAndCustomizePages Add, change, or delete HTML pages or Web Part Pages, and edit the Web site using a Windows SharePoint Services–compatible editor.
AddDelPrivateWebParts Add or remove personal Web Parts on a Web Part Page.
AddListItems Add items to lists, add documents to document libraries, and add Web discussion comments.
ApplyStyleSheets Apply a style sheet (.css file) to the Web site.
ApplyThemeAndBorder Apply a theme or borders to the entire Web site.
ApproveItems Approve a minor version of a list item or document.
BrowseDirectories Enumerate files and folders in a Web site using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and WebDAV interfaces.
BrowseUserInfo View information about users of the Web site.
CancelCheckout Discard or check in a document which is checked out to another user.
CreateAlerts Create e-mail alerts.
CreateGroups Create a group of users that can be used anywhere within the site collection.
CreateSSCSite Create a Web site using Self-Service Site Creation.
DeleteListItems Delete items from a list, documents from a document library, and Web discussion comments in documents.
DeleteVersions Delete past versions of a list item or document.
EditListItems Edit items in lists, edit documents in document libraries, edit Web discussion comments in documents, and customize Web Part Pages in document libraries.
EditMyUserInfo Allows a user to change his or her user information, such as adding a picture.
EmptyMask Has no permissions on the Web site. Not available through the user interface.
EnumeratePermissions Enumerate permissions on the Web site, list, folder, document, or list item.
FullMask Has all permissions on the Web site. Not available through the user interface.
ManageAlerts Manage alerts for all users of the Web site.
ManageLists Create and delete lists, add or remove columns in a list, and add or remove public views of a list.
ManagePermissions Create and change permission levels on the Web site and assign permissions to users and groups.
ManagePersonalViews Create, change, and delete personal views of lists.
ManageSubwebs Create subsites such as team sites, Meeting Workspace sites, and Document Workspace sites.
ManageWeb Grant the ability to perform all administration tasks for the Web site as well as manage content. Activate, deactivate, or edit properties of Web site scoped Features through the object model or through the user interface (UI). When granted on the root Web site of a site collection, activate, deactivate, or edit properties of site collection scoped Features through the object model. To browse to the Site Collection Features page and activate or deactivate site collection scoped Features through the UI, you must be a site collection administrator.
Open Allow users to open a Web site, list, or folder to access items inside that container.
OpenItems View the source of documents with server-side file handlers.
UpdatePersonalWebParts Update Web Parts to display personalized information.
UseClientIntegration Use features that launch client applications; otherwise, users must work on documents locally and upload changes.
UseRemoteAPIs Use SOAP, WebDAV, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 interfaces to access the Web site.
ViewFormPages View forms, views, and application pages, and enumerate lists.
ViewListItems View items in lists, documents in document libraries, and view Web discussion comments.
ViewPages View pages in a Web site.
ViewUsageData View reports on Web site usage.
ViewVersions View past versions of a list item or document.


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