October 6, 2022

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SharePoint, remove all permissions from a document or list item

private void RemoveAllPermissions(SPListItem CurrentlistItem) Guid siteId = CurrentlistItem eb ite D; Guid webId = CurrentlistItem D; D; int itemId = CurrentlistItem D; ite //re-fetch the item SPListItem item = list item emove(i);

This chunk of code is for use with care, it would be useful in case you have a logic behind a scene which assigns specific permissions depending on your logic.

You have to be in elevated Privileges mode to run this code.


private void RemoveAllPermissions(SPListItem CurrentlistItem)
Guid siteId = CurrentlistItem.Web.Site.ID;
Guid webId = CurrentlistItem.Web.ID;
Guid listId = CurrentlistItem.ParentList.ID;
int itemId = CurrentlistItem.ID;
SPUserToken token = CurrentlistItem.Web.Site.SystemAccount.UserToken;

//run role removal under new instance of the site running with system privileges for security
using (SPSite site = new SPSite(siteId, token))
using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb(webId))
//re-fetch the item
SPList list = web.Lists[listId];
SPListItem item = list.GetItemById(itemId);

//break role inheritance and remove all roles
web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;

SPRoleAssignmentCollection SPRoleAssColn = item.RoleAssignments;
for (int i = SPRoleAssColn.Count – 1; i >= 0; i–)

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