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SharePoint 2013 Sorry this site has not been shared with you

Recently I ran into an issue with a site that had been migrated from SharePoint 2007 through to SharePoint 2013.  The home page was a Publishing page in the Pages library, and the Pages library inherited permissions from the site, and none of the pages had unique permissions.  I had a couple of users who were in groups that had full control.  Those users were able to browse to the home page just fine, but when putting the page in Edit mode, received the message “Sorry, this site has not been shared with you.”

I went to the page in question and did a “Check Permissions” and sure enough they DID have rights – full control – to the page.

So I went into the SharePoint ULS logs and there was an Access Denied error logged, sure enough, but right around that error it was referencing something about the Publishing infrastructure.

 

So on a hunch, I checked permissions on the library at the root – Master Pages and Page Layouts.  Someone way back when had broken permissions on this library and removed EVERYONE’s permissions on this library except the system account and one administrator.  So I added the users to Full Control for the library (probably read would have sufficed, but they needed full control anyway) and the problem was resolved.

In general, you also want to be careful of permissions around the Style Library and/or Site Assets, depending on where your css files and images are stored.  We always have lots of people who think they are locking down their site remove the “Style Resource Readers” group (which by default has NT Authority\Authenticated Users in it) but the end result is no users can browse to anything because they don’t have rights to view the stylesheets.