You do not have permission to do this operation. Ask your site administrator to change your permissions and then try again, or log on with a user account that has this permission. To log on with a different user account click OK.

Hello Share Pointers,

I’m going to share an interesting issue that many could potentially face while using SharePoint Designer in SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013.

one of my fellow team mate was trying to edit a custom form in SharePoint Designer ,and we get greeted with the long and boring message “You do not have permission to do this operation. Ask your site administrator to change your permissions and then try again, or log on with a user account that has this permission. To log on with a different user account click OK.”

As the error message simply says this is something to do with Permission for the users or groups.

When we try to dig further and find out the actual root of the issue, the fellow team mate was not assigned to any of the below Permission levels belonged to any groups.

  • Contribute
  • Design
  • Full Control

Contribute Permission Level

Can add, edit, and delete items in existing lists and document libraries. By Default ,it is assigned to the Site name Members SharePoint group

Design Permission Level

Create lists and document libraries, edit pages and apply themes, borders, and style sheets in the Web site. By default, its not assigned to any SharePoint group.

Full Control Level

This permission level contains all permissions.By default Assigned to the Site name Owners SharePoint group This permission level cannot be customized or deleted.

So the Resolution is to add the users to the groups which has Full Control or Design or Contribute Permission levels.

Happy SharePointing 🙂

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