A fundamental responsibility concerning site security is to manage who can access resources on your site. Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 enables you, as a site owner, to control which users or groups have access to your SharePoint sites. This effectively transfers the task of managing users from the server administrator to site owners.




Adding Users to a SharePoint Group or Directly to the Site


1. On the Site Actions menu, select Site Settings. (Note: On a site for which the Site Actionsmenu is customized, point to Site Settings and select the settings that you would like to view.)


2. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, click People and Groups.


3. On the People and Groups page, in Quick Launch, choose Groups.


4. On the All Groups page, in the Groups column, click the link for the SharePoint group to which you would like to add users.


5. People and Groups: Group Name page, on the new menu, select Add Users.


6. On the People and Groups page, in the Add Users section use the Browse button to select the users you would like to add to this SharePoint Group. (Alternatively, type the users names, Windows domain group names or email addresses separated by semi-colons that you would like to add to this SharePoint group.)


7. In the Give Permission section, select either a SharePoint group from the Add Users to a SharePoint Group List or Give Users Permissions Directly and then select the permission level you would like to assign to this group. (Note: Adding permission directly adds the users directly to the site rather than to a SharePoint group.)


8. Click OK.




Removing Users From A SharePoint Group


1. On the Site Actions menu, select Site Settings. (Note: On a site, for which the Site Actions menu is customized, point to Site Settings and then choose the settings you would like to view.)


2. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, choose People and Groups.


3. On the People and Groups page in Quick Launch choose Groups.


4. On the All Groups page, in the Groups column, click the link for the SharePoint group to which you would like remove users.


5. Select the users you would like to remove from this SharePoint group by checking the boxes.


6. On the Action menu, select Remove Users from Group.


7. Select, OK.




Creating a New SharePoint Group


1. On the Site Actions menu, select Site Settings.


2. In the Users and Permissions column, click People and Groups.


3. On the new menu, click New Group.


4. On the New Group page, in the Name and About Me description section, specify the name and optionally a description for this SharePoint group. (Note: The description you provide in the About Me text box appears in the About Me column on the People and Groups: All Groups page.)


5. In the Owner section, specify the owner of this SharePoint group.


6. In the Group Settings section, specify who can view and edit the membership of this group.


7. In the Membership Requests section, specify the settings you want for requests to join or leave the group.


8. In the Give Group Permission to this Site section, specify the permission level or set of permission levels you want to assign to this SharePoint group. (Note: If you do not specify at least one permission level, this group will not have permissions on your site.)


9. Click Create.




Change Group Settings


1. In the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings. (Note: On a site for which the Site Actionsmenu is customized, point to Site Settings, and then click the settings that you want to view)


2. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, click People and Groups.


3. On the People and Groups page, in the Quick Launch, click Groups.


4. On the People and Groups: All Groups page, in the Group column, click the link for the SharePoint group than you want to change.


5. On the Settings menu, click Group Settings.


6. On the Change Group Setting page, make the changes to this SharePoint group, and then clickOK.




Delete a SharePoint Group


1. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.


2. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, click People and Groups.


3. On the People and Groups page, in the Quick Launch, click Groups.


4. On the People and Groups: All Groups page, in the Group Column, click the link for the SharePoint group that you want to delete.


5. On the Settings menu, click Group Settings.


6. On the Change Group Settings page, scroll to the bottom of the page, and then click Delete.


7. Click OK to confirm the action.




Edit Group Quick Launch List


Use the following steps to specify SharePoint groups names appear in the Quick Launch on the People and Groups page.


1. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings. (Note: On a site for which the Site Actionsmenu is customized, point to Site Settings, and then click the settings that you want to view.)


2. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, click People and Groups.


3. On the People and Groups page, in the Quick Launch, click Groups.


4. On the People and Groups: All Groups page, on the Settings menu, click Edit Group Quick Launch.


5. On the Edit Group Quick Launch page, in the Groups section, add the existing SharePoint groups that you want to appear in the Quick Launch, and remove those that you do not want to appear.


6. Click OK.




Set Up Groups


Use the following steps to specify what SharePoint groups names appear in the Quick Launch on the People and Groups page.


1. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings. (Note: On a site for which the Site Actionsmenu is customized, point to Site Settings, and then click the settings that you want to view.)


2. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, click People and Groups.


3. On the People and Groups page, in the Quick Launch, click Groups.


4. On the People and Groups: All Groups page, on the Settings menu, click Edit Group Quick Launch.


5. On the Set up Groups for this Site page, in each section, either select an existing SharePoint group from the list or select Create a new group to create a new SharePoint group and assign it to the site.


If you create a new group, you can do the following:


- Accept the automatically created name for the new SharePoint group or type a new name.


- Add all authenticated users to this new group or specify only the users that you want.


6. Click OK.



 

 This information can also be found at Microsoft's Support Site.