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How can i remove individual or all permissions on a folder?



I am building a flow which would require to remove permission for an individual and assign it to a different person for a folder. 


What i tried was to use this : 


Screenshot 2020-07-21 at 16.50.35.png

But i get a "Folder is not supported"


After reading a lot, it seems that certainly the above just works for ListItems and Files. 


Another alternative I thought was to use the REST API: _api/lists/getByTitle('Documents')/items('item')/breakroleinheritance(copyRoleAssignments=false,clearSubscopes=true)


The above simply breaks the inheritance which can result in deleting some permssions if these are not part of the parent, but it's not a valid workaround. 


My question is if there is any way to remove individual , or all if necessary, permission on a folder via REST API maybe?




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Hi @Pedrogr90 


The above should work. Can you please share a little bit more of your Flow so that I can try to help you.


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Hi @Pedrogr90 ,

Have you figured this out? After you break the inheritance, to remove an individuals permissions from a folder/item, you can send another HTTP request to remove the user. Here are the steps from beginning to end.

STEP 1. Send an HTTP request to break inheritance.



Screen Shot 2020-12-08 at 11.01.27 AM.png


STEP 2. Get the principle id of the user you want to remove and set it to a variable.



STEP 3. Send an HTTP request to remove the user from item



Screen Shot 2020-12-08 at 10.51.51 AM.png


Hope this helps!


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