SharePoint Online - Create Item Permission

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This snap creates a sharing invitation for a driveItem for the configured set of recipients. A sharing invitation provides permissions to the recipients and optionally sends them an email with a sharing link.


  • Use valid SharePoint Online tenant and associated site in account and snap settings respectively.
  • Valid application in Azure portal with necessary permissions to the application. To learn more about how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

See Snap Support for Ultra Pipelines.

Limitations and Known Issues


Snap Input and Output

Input/OutputType of ViewNumber of ViewsExamples of Upstream and Downstream SnapsDescription


  • Min:0
  • Max:1
  • Mapper Snap
  • Copy Snap
  • CSV Parser
  • JSON Parser
  • ... ...

A document containing the metadata of the permission to be created.



  • Min:0
  • Max:1
  • Mapper Snap
  • Copy Snap
  • CSV Parser
  • JSON Parser
  • ... ...

A document containing the created (or shared) permissions on the item with the recipients.

Snap Settings

Parameter NameData TypeDescriptionDefault ValueExample 



Required. The name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your pipeline.


SharePoint Online - Create Permission



Required.  This property enables you to define the name of a site, which contains the list of document library to be used in the subsequent settings.



Document Library


Required. This property enables you to select Drive representing the top-level container for a file system, such as OneDrive or SharePoint document libraries. This field will be populated dynamically from different sites from the suggestion dropdown. Users are allowed either to choose a document library from suggestion dropdown or type an entity manually.


If an expression is used in the Site property, then the document library will not be suggested. 


Shared Documents

Source item relative path


Required. The driveItem resource path that represents a file, folder, or other item stored in a document library on which we want to create the permission.




StringRequired. Specify the roles that are to be granted to the recipients of the invitation.ReadWrite

Required. Comma-separated recipients who will receive access and the sharing invitation to the selected item. 

MessageStringOptional. A plain text formatted message that is included in the sharing invitation. Maximum length 2000 characters.N/A
Require signinbooleanOptional. Enable this property to send the invitation to sign-in to view the shared item with the recipients.Disabled
Send invitationbooleanOptional. Enable to send a sharing link to the recipient. Otherwise, a permission is granted directly without sending a notification.Disabled

Connection details

N/ASettings to influence connection properties to the SharePoint Online APIs.N/AN/A

Connection timeout

intRequired. This property enables you to set the connection timeout duration in seconds.3030

Number of retries

intRequired. This property enables you to set the maximum number of re-connections in case of connection failure or timeout.00

Retry interval (seconds)

intRequired. This property enables you to set the time interval in seconds between connection attempts.11

Snap Execution


Specifies the execution type:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap (up to 50 records) during Pipeline validation; performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline execution.

  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution; does not execute the Snap during Pipeline validation.

  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and, by extension, its downstream Snaps.

Execute only


For more information on how to update an item permissions in the SharePoint Online please refer to the graph API, see Change Sharing-permissions.


HTTP Response Code:404

Entered item not found in the document library

Please ensure to provide the valid item path to get the metadata.

Forbidden exception:403Either user or app don't have sufficient permissions to read the metadata for the document library.Ensure to provide the desired permissions both at the user and application level.


The example assumes that you have configured & authorized a valid SharePoint Online Account (see SharePoint Online Account).

The following SharePoint Online - Create Item Permission snap and pipeline shows how to create a permission on a specified item.

Configuration of the SharePoint online update item permission snap is shown as below.

A successful validation or execution of the Snap gives the following output preview, showing the results.

Download this Pipeline.


Important Steps to Successfully Reuse Pipelines

  1. Download and import the Pipeline into SnapLogic.
  2. Configure Snap accounts as applicable.
  3. Furnish Pipeline parameters as applicable.

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