How to check and set rights to your recently migrated content With Sharegate

In our last blog i showed you how you can migrate content between site collection. For my test  migrated some content from a users OneDrive to a Site collection of the department the user was in.

When i provided him with the information of the location of his content he notified me that he wasn’t able to see any of his content or documents.

So the first thing i thought ok probably the rights. But the thing was that the user created a subsite in his department where i had put his content. This means that the user is Site owner of that site. Then i realized we migrated his data from his OneDrive where only he had access to so i probably had to set the rights on the folders and content i had migrated.

Check permissions with the Sharegate Security and Management feature.

Go to Sharegate and select security. You will see the following options.

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Then select Check permissions.

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Select the group you want to check


Select your target Site, list or directory

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Press View to view the Permissions of that moment.

Set rights to a list or library within a Subsites

To set rights with the Sharegate security an management tool go to security and select add permissions.

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Again select the user or group which you would like to give permissions.

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Select the Role you want to give the user or Group

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Select the target where you want to give permissions

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In my case i selected both options

  • Cascade to children
  • Cascade to Content

I did this because i have one user who doesn’t have rights on his own migrated folder.

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Then press apply to set the permissions that’s it.

This feature i really dummy proof when you want to give easy permissions. Now you don’t have to got to the site, list or library to give permissions.

Source: Sharegate website

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