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Add a user to your SharePoint site

Note: To allow other authenticated users to access your SharePoint site you will need to be a member of the Owners group.

  1. Open a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari) and navigate to your SharePoint site.
  2. Click on the Site Actions button and select Site Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Under the Users and Permissions heading, click on the People and groups link to open the Permissions page.
  4. Click on the New button to open the Add Users page. (If you click on the arrow next to New, you will be allowed to add a new user or a new group. Click Add users to add a new SharePoint user.)
  5. To add specific users from the Global Address List, click on the Address Book icon.
  6. Type the name or NetLink ID of the person you wish to add and click the Find icon (the magnifying glass icon next to the Find text field).




  7. Click on the Add button to add this user. Click OK to close the dialog box.
  8. You will be returned to the Add Users page and will now be able to set specific permissions for the user. Available permissions include Full Control, Design, Contribute, and Read. Select the permission level you wish to grant this user and select Send a welcome e-mail to the new users (optional). This will send an email to the user detailing the permission level and include a link to the SharePoint site.
  9. Click OK to finish adding the new user.

Note: More information about permission levels can be found by opening the SharePoint online help pages: click the help icon and type permissions into the search box.