I want to let the editors change between shared layout and final layout in the Experience Editor, but currently, they can't view that option without adding a new role to them.
How can I grant access to that part using the security editor?

Edit: Sitecore 8.1, they have a custom version of Sitecore Client Authoring.

  • What version of Sitecore?
    – Richard Seal
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:25
  • I would also add more detail to your question: what roles do they currently have, what role do you have to add to get them there, and as Rich said, what version. Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:28
  • I think this question is not about the role that is required to grant this permission, but whether that specific permission can be extracted and added to anther role / these users. Cmasterd can you confirm?
    – Kasaku
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:33
  • Yes Kasaku is correct.
    – Cmasterd
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:39

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The minimal out of the box sitecore role that gives you such capabilities(considering no overrides were done) is sitecore\Sitecore Client Designing

If you need to assign a role to your own custom role you can give read access over the buttons chunk beneath /sitecore/content/Applications/WebEdit/Ribbons/Chunks/Layout Modes

And the the actual tab sections are located beneath /sitecore/content/Applications/WebEdit/Ribbons/WebEdit/Advanced/Layout where you should assign read permissions if they are not already assigned.

  • I don't want to add another role, I should be able to go to Security Editor and grant them permission.
    – Cmasterd
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:35
  • @cmasterd In that case take a look into the core database. The buttons are located beneath /sitecore/content/Applications/WebEdit/Ribbons/Chunks/Layout Modes. But it is usually going to be better to just inherit the role to the custom role you have.
    – nsgocev
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:40
  • @cmasterd forgot to mention that the actual section is located beneath /sitecore/content/Applications/WebEdit/Ribbons/WebEdit/Advanced/Layout
    – nsgocev
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:46
  • That first part is what I wanted let me just test and I'll get back to you.
    – Cmasterd
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 14:52
  • @cmasterd glad I helped ! :)
    – nsgocev
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 15:01

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