Getting unauthorized exception when accessing the Document & Files with the user that is having permission to view the library

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EnvironmentProduct: Sitefinity
Version: 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x, 10.x
OS: All supported OS versions
Database: All supported Microsoft SQL Server versions
Question/Problem Description
Accessing Document & Files throwing the unauthorized exception "You are not authorized to 'View document library' ('DocumentLibrary')" though the user has permissions to view one/more libraries.
Steps to Reproduce1. Set the Global Permissions for the Document Libraries to the following:

View document library (?) - Administrators

2. On a specific document library (Test Library), break the permissions inheritance and set a specific User/Role (non-admin, only BackendUser) to the View document library (?).

3. Access the Content -> Document & Files with the user (non-admin, only BackendUser) that is having permissions to view the document library throwing the following error:

You are not authorized to 'View document library' ('DocumentLibrary').
Clarifying Information
Error Message
Defect/Enhancement NumberBug 219362
For more information about Bug 219362, see
None at this time. Until the fix is available, use the workaround below.
An example of a scenario: The project is having User A, and it has a DocsForUserA library for Documents & Files. The User A should be view only the DocsForUserA library.

1. Set the Global Permissions for the Document Libraries to the following:

View document library (?) - all Backend users

2. For each library except the DocsForUserA, set the Permissions for other libraries after clicking on Break inheritance and then Change button for View document library (?):

View document library (?) - Administrators only


View document library (?) - User that is entitled to access library accordingly (e.g. User B for DocsForUserB library)

3. For the library DocsForUserA, Set the following permissions:

View document (?) - Everyone
Modify library and manage documents (?) - User A
Change document owner (?) - User A
Change document permissions (?) - Administrators only
View this document library (?) - User A
Delete this document library (?) - User A
Change this document library's owner (?) - User A
Change this document library's permissions (?) - Administrators only

4. Enable filterQueriesByViewPermissions for the libraries provider according to the following article 000074827: Filter content items by permission

5. Restart the project

With the above implementation, the User A will be able to view and edit only the DocsForUserA library and its documentations.
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Last Modified Date6/20/2017 2:55 AM

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