Who can view the membership of the group?


  • Hello All,

    We have a strange requirement from the business unit. They don't want anyone to be able to view the membership of the SharePoint group, even if they are in the same group.

    To elaborate more, if go to People and Groups > Change Group Settings we will see we have the option:

    Who can view the membership of the group?  and we have two options, either: Group Members or Everyone

    we don't want either options. Is that even possible??



    Friday, August 16, 2013 10:25 PM


All replies

  • You could set the owner to be a service account that they lack access to.
    Friday, August 16, 2013 10:58 PM
  • There is some setting in Group serting page

    where you can set option who can see the group.and make it this group as owner of all the group..

    May be it will help you

    Who can view the membership of the group?
    <input CHECKED="checked" id="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_ctl00_RadViewMembershipGroupMembers" name="ctl00$PlaceHolderMain$ctl02$ctl00$ViewMembership" type="radio" value="RadViewMembershipGroupMembers" /><label for="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_ctl00_RadViewMembershipGroupMembers">Group Members</label> <input id="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_ctl00_RadViewMembershipEveryone" name="ctl00$PlaceHolderMain$ctl02$ctl00$ViewMembership" type="radio" value="RadViewMembershipEveryone" /><label for="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_ctl00_RadViewMembershipEveryone">Everyone</label>
    Who can edit the membership of the group?

    <input id="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_ctl01_RadEditMembershipGroupOwner" name="ctl00$PlaceHolderMain$ctl02$ctl01$EditMembership" type="radio" value="RadEditMembershipGroupOwner" /><label for="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_ctl01_RadEditMembershipGroupOwner">Group Owner</label>

    <input CHECKED="checked" id="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_ctl01_RadEditMembershipGroupMembers" name="ctl00$PlaceHolderMain$ctl02$ctl01$EditMembership" type="radio" value="RadEditMembershipGroupMembers" />
    Saturday, August 17, 2013 7:55 AM
  • Yassar,

    This is not possible through UI, code or PowerShell script as this is a boolean property internally and we can set only true or false.


    Pradip T. ------------- MCTS(SharePoint 2010/Web)|MCPD(Web Development)

    • Marked as answer by Yassar Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:02 AM
    Monday, August 19, 2013 3:55 AM