I'm working with v.4 SP1 and trying to trim some controls from the master pages of a site collection. Specifically the "Site Actions" menu (that's the most important one) and the social tags (less important),
as well as trying to clean up the tree view navigation (I understand this may require a completely separate fix involving JS but I thought I would ask just in case security trimming can do the job).<---Update: Solved this by switching to flyout menus.
I've found lots of what seems to be very clear evidence online that this should be easy to do, just find the specific control in the default.master and v4.master and wrap it with the security trim like this (using "Site Actions" menu as an example):
<Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl runat="server" PermissionsString="ManageWeb"> <SharePoint:SiteActions id="SiteActionsMenuMain" runat="server"> ... </SharePoint:SiteActions> </Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl>
So I do that, save it, publish and approve the page as a major version, and go to take a look on the site with a "contribute" or "read" account (that should be trimmed by ManageWeb). But absolutely nothing is trimmed. I've tried using different PermissionsString variables, tried doing it to different controls, even tried doing it to specific menu items within "Site Actions" but nothing ever changes on the site.
I feel like there's something very basic that I'm leaving out or not taking into consideration. Can anyone give me a face-palm solution? Or at least point me in the right direction?
Update: I've run into situations where changes made to the tree view delegate control of a site not based on the blank template don't take effect because, as Microsoft explains it, at runtime the server ignores the control and overrides it with a different one, and their solution to this is to change the ControlId to make it look at the one you want. Could it be a feature similar to this that's preventing the SPSecurityTrimmedControl wrap from being published at runtime?
The Microsoft article is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2558891