Break Role Inheritance On List in SharePoint using REST API

The example in this topic show how to use REST API to Break Role Inheritance On List in SharePoint

  • function BreakRoleInheritanceOnList()
  • {
  •        $.ajax
  •         ({
  •             // _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl - will give absolute URL of the site where you are running the code.
  •             // You can replace this with other site URL where you want to apply the function
  •             // This method takes two parameteres.
  •                      // (1) copyRoleAssignments(Boolean) - Specifies whether to copy the role assignments from the parent or not.
  •                      // If the value is false, the collection of role assignments must contain only 1 role assignment containing the current user after the operation
  •                      // (2) clearSubscopes(Boolean) - clearsubscopes parameter is true, the role assignments for all child objects will be cleared and those objects will inherit role assignments from the current object after this call.
  •                      // If the clearsubscopes parameter is false, the role assignments for all child objects which do not inherit role assignments from their parent must remain unchanged.
  •               url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/Web/lists/getByTitle('List%20Name')/BreakRoleInheritance(copyRoleAssignments=true, clearSubscopes=true)",
  •             type: "POST",
  •               headers:
  •             {
  •                 // Accept header: Specifies the format for response data from the server.
  •                 "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  •                 //Content-Type header: Specifies the format of the data that the client is sending to the server
  •                 "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  •                 // IF-MATCH header: Provides a way to verify that the object being changed has not been changed since it was last retrieved.
  •                 // "IF-MATCH":"*", will overwrite any modification in the object, since it was last retrieved.
  •                 "IF-MATCH": "*",
  •                 //X-HTTP-Method:  The MERGE method updates only the properties of the entity , while the PUT method replaces the existing entity with a new one that you supply in the body of the POST
  •                 "X-HTTP-Method": "PATCH",
  •                 // X-RequestDigest header: When you send a POST request, it must include the form digest value in X-RequestDigest header
  •                 "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val()
  •             },
  •                success: function (data, status, xhr) {
  •                    console.log("Success");
  •                      },
  •                error: function (xhr, status, error) {
  •                    console.log("Failed");
  •                }
  •         });
  • }

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013

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