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How to create a SharePoint group?

Applies to

  • SharePoint 2013


  • An existing SharePoint site.


  1. 1 Login to the SharePoint 2013 site as an administrator.
  2. 2 Click on the Settings icon and choose Site Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. 3 Go to Site Permissions listed under the Users and Permissions header.
  4. 4 Click on the Create Group icon in the Grant section.
  5. 5 Enter the necessary details in the create group page.
    • Name and About me field - Type a name and description for the new group.
    • Group owner box - Specify a single owner.
    • Group Settings section - Specify who can view and edit the membership of the group.
    • Membership Requests section - Choose the settings for requests to join or leave the group.
    • Give Group Permissions to this Site section - Select the permission level that the group members would get.
  6. 6 Click Create.


Reports on groups changes for SharePoint on-premises and online from SharePoint Manager Plus can give you insights on group configurations, users who are allowed to create groups and more.