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I am building a sharepoint site for a college department I work for. Our sharepoint site is linked to the active directory of the school so it seems like I can only add users that are in the active directory.

I would like to create a test user so I can test the permissions that I've set up.

How do I go about doing that?


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Request a test domain account be created. The IT department should end up creating a domain account with no real permissions to access anything that you can use for testing. At least they will here at our university.

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There's no way to do it locally just for our sharepoint site? – novicePrgrmr Oct 5 '11 at 18:25
No, if the environment is set up to use AD as the authentication source, then you need another AD account or someone willing to be a guinea pig for you. – Eric Alexander Oct 5 '11 at 18:38
Good to know, Thanks Eric from another Eric – novicePrgrmr Oct 5 '11 at 18:41
Thank you for answering my questions Eric! From another Eric as well =D I just had this very question come up in a meeting today. – user13858 Jan 2 '13 at 14:59

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