SharePoint Online: How to show all sites a user has access to?
Requirement: Display a list of all SharePoint Online sites a user has access to.
How do I view all sites I have access to in SharePoint Online?
In SharePoint Online, you may have noticed that there’s no easy way to view all the sites you have access to. Although the SharePoint start page (https://YourDomain.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx) displays Frequent, Recent, and following sites, It may not give the complete list of all sites you have access. So, it may not be easier to get the site unless the user remembers the URL or bookmarked it.
So, How to view all SharePoint Online sites I have access to? Well, there is a workaround!
Option #1: Use Search to List All the Sites You Have Access
Here is how to use the SharePoint search to get a list of all sites you have access to:
- Login to https://www.office.com >> In the App Launcher, click on “SharePoint” to get the SharePoint Online start page.
- On the search box, type “contentclass:STS_Site” and hit enter.
- Click on the “Sites” tab, and this will show all sites you have access to.
If you want to include subsites as well, use search query: contentclass:STS_Site OR contentclass:STS_Web
Option #2: Create a Page to Show All Sites User has Access
Let’s create a page that shows all sites a user has access to. You can also use the Search results web part to achieve this functionality.
- Go to your SharePoint Site >> Create a new page >> Add a “Highlighted Content web part” web part to it.
- Set the Highlighted Content web part properties as below:
- Content: Source – All Sites, Type – Pages, Filter and sort: Content includes the words – STS_Site
- Set the Layout as “List” and Number of items to 100.
Save and publish the page. This page shows all sites a user has access to in SharePoint Online.
Both methods use search to get all sites you have access to. The security trimming will be applied, and you’ll get sites only you have access.
8 thoughts on “SharePoint Online: How to show all sites a user has access to?”
These are great suggestions. For Option #1 is there any way to sort them alphabetically or by most recently accessed?
Hi Salaudeen Rajack !
First of all, wonderful job with this site !
Is there a way to add an “highlighted content web part” to the user homepage ? Actually, I don’t know if it’s possible to modify the user homepage at all.
Sure! The default Home page is at: /SitePages/Home.aspx, You can edit and add the web part on your SharePoint Online site.
I misspoke, I was talking about the user portal home page (www.office.com) not the site home page.
Can you query for a specific user? I want to find out a list of sites a specific staff member has access to.
Hi, I’m having the same issue, how to view what folders a specific user has access to…
thank you for your help
I have the same need. Did you figure this out?
Hi Salaudeen, thanks for sharing such great content. I follow your posts since a long time ago.
Question, is it possible to do this from PowerShell or some API Call?