SharePoint Tip of the Day – How to access the term store management tool as a contributor (not an owner) from a specific site collection


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Took me quite an unexpected long time to figure this out but got it working ! Site collection contributors are obviously not able to connect to the central administration and cannot access the complete site settings administration page on a specific site collection since they are not owners

The administration page of the Term Store Management tool is thus hidden for them but the access once they know the link is available (/_layouts/termstoremanager.aspx?tsid=my-farm-guid-for-my-term-store)

If added as contributors within the term store manager in central administration, they will be able to add / edit terms (and manage translations). If added as administrators (while still being only contributors on the site collection) they will be able to do structural changes to the metadatas.

Good news for companies since they will be able to easily deleguate this to contributors without making access to the central administration nor needing custom permissions ! Strange enough that with all the plumbing done, a simple link is not available…

As always, once you know it …

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