How to manage SharePoint site access requests


My Parents went away for a week’s vacation… (wait, that’s a Fresh Prince Song)

A user has access to SharePoint (is able to login somewhere, i.e. not being re-prompted for credentials) but does not have access to a particular list or library but does have a link (maybe via the Quick Launch or Top Link bar where it was statically entered). They are able to ‘Request Access’ to the site.


Figure 1 : Request Access


Figure 2: Users can grovel regarding why they need access


How to Set the Email Address for Access Requests to go to

Note: this is set on a site by site basis.


Figure 3 : Site Actions, Site Settings


Figure 4 : Site Permissions


Figure 5: Manage Access Requests


Figure 6 : Specify the email account where someone is ready to list and help 😉





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