User permissions and permission levels in SharePoint 2013. Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard. Summary: Learn about the default permission levels and user permissions in SharePoint 2013. Default permission levels are predefined sets of permissions that you can assign to individual users, groups of users, or security groups, based on the functional requirements of the users and on security considerations.
SharePoint 2013 permission levels are defined at the site collection level and are inherited from the parent object by default. In this article.
Default permission levels are made up of a set of permissions that enable users to perform a collection of related tasks. SharePoint 2013 includes seven permission levels. You can customize the permissions contained within five of these permission levels. You cannot customize the permissions within the Limited Access and Full Control permission levels. Although you cannot directly edit the Limited Access and Full Control permission levels, you can make individual permissions unavailable for the entire web application, which removes those permissions from the Limited Access and Full Control permission levels.
For more information, see Manage permissions for a web application in SharePoint 2013. The following table lists the default permission levels for team sites in SharePoint 2013.