Creating Custom Permission Levels

Frustrated by the limit of existing Permission Levels within SharePoint (Full Control, Design, Approve, Contribute, Read, etc.) I finally discovered how to create my own. These are created at the Site level like this:

  1. Site Actions > Site Settings > Advanced Permissions
  2. Settings > Permission Levels
  3. Add a Permission Level
  4. Enter a Name and a Description
  5. Select permissions from the beautiful buffet of security settings are available
  6. Click Create

At this point the new Permission Level is available when assigning permissions to a user or group!