Granting Permissions to see Web Parts on SharePoint Dashboards

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This article provides instructions on how to set permissions to add Web Parts to a TFS Team SharePoint Portal.

There is occasionally a user who is trying to add a Web part to their team's Dashboard and they cannot see all of the Categories of Web parts. The default one is Lists and Libraries, but they usually want the Excel Reports Web part.


Follow the steps below to grant permissions to the Web part library:

1. Go to the root of the SharePoint Dashboards at Then under the Site Actions in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, select Site Settings. On the Site Settings page, click on the link that says Web parts (see Figure 1).

Manage permission for Web parts (Figure 1).

2. This will bring up the Web parts library (just like a normal Document Library in SharePoint). Click on the Library tab at the top of the page to show the ribbon and select the Library Permissions setting (see Figure 2).

Manage Library Permissions (Figure 2).

3. The next page shows a list of users and groups that have permissions to the Web parts library. To grant permissions to a user to be able to see and add all web parts to their dashboards, select the group TFS Main Site Collection Visitors check box (see Figure 3).

Add user to the Visitor group (Figure 3).

4. Click on the New button to add a new user to the list. The Group DL-ICS-All already exists so theoretically everyone should already have access in all web parts, but we have found that due to recent changes this is no longer true.

This page was last modified on 6 December 2012, at 16:08.

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