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As community owner, you can set SharePoint permissions in your community.

Both member and guest users of GovTEAMS will be given the following default permissions within a community’s SharePoint site:

  • View SharePoint Site
  • View items, versions, pages, and application pages
  • Browse user information
  • Create alerts
  • View, add, update and delete items
  • Add, edit and delete lists
  • Delete versions

To change SharePoint permissions in your community, you will need to follow the instructions on Microsoft Support SharePoint Permissions.


As a community owner, to access Teams permissions you will need to open the Microsoft Teams application in the community and click on the ellipsis (three dots). This will show a list of permission settings.

Members of the community receive the following default permissions (these can be changed):

  • Create and update channels
  • Delete and restore channels
  • Add and remove apps
  • Create, update and remove tabs
  • Create, update and remove connectors
  • Delete all messages
  • Edit their messages

Guests can be given permission to:

  • Create and update channels
  • Delete channels


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