Manage Permissions for SharePoint Designer on a Sub Site

SharePoint Designer 2013 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. ​Using SharePoint Designer, advanced users and developers alike can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs.

When wanting to grant permission to users for using SharePoint Designer on a sub site please remember that it will require at least design permissions on the site collection.In SharePoint, only the Designers group and above (on the site collection) can open SharePoint sites in SharePoint Designer.

Overall, an user needs to be a member of one of the following groups at the site collection level to be able to use SharePoint Designer and modify SharePoint content:

  • Site Collection Administrators
  • Designers
  • Owners

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