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Programatically adding SharePoint groups to Group Quicklaunch

I'm programatically creating a new site with associated groups (Owners, Members etc) in MOSS 2007 When the site is created, and groups associated with the site, the groups don't appear in the Groups ...
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Exception occurred while connecting to wcf endpoint

I get very strange exception: "exception occured while connecting to wcf endpoint. Access denied" Only when I go to any Document Library. I have logged as Administrator and I have added ...
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Why does a workflow cancel with “access denied” for all but users with Full Control accesse?

I am working with an existing SharePoint deployment that has a convoluted security structure. After cleaning up permissions a bit, an approval workflow for absence requests is somehow not working for ...
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Encrypting files and documents in Sharepoint 2013

I want to host confidential data on Sharepoint 2013 and would like to encrypt these data on a file level. There is already a Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) feature available for Sharepoint but it ...
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I want a literal 'Read/view Only' library - no save, download or print functionality

I have a number of documents that I want to be literally 'Read Only' in a Library (ideally view in the browser). This means that I want to disable the 'Save As', download and print functionality to ...
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what need to be done when we change the manage account password from the Active directory

We have changed the passwords for the SP manage accounts inside our active directory. So I login to the SP server, then i changed the application pool identify passwords accordingly. Then I went to ...
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Filter on Views don't work after update 2956175 is applied on SP2013 env

We have applied Filter on a task list view on the Assigned To column. This was working fine. Last friday we installed the Security patches available from Microsoft published on 3/10/15. Immediately ...
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Item-level Security on SSRS report from SharePoint list

We have created an SSRS report from SharePoint 2010 list. We have item level permission in the source list, so the user can view only the items for which they have privilege. But in SSRS report it ...
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Can you detect permissions on a list via Ajax or SharePoint web services?

The context for this is the SPServices or Imtech (SP)LookupAddNew function that let you add new items to lookups without navigating to the target list. Can we avoid adding the link for users without ...
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Get Sharepoint Permissions\Roles (custom) of a user from AD Group that is part of SP Group via CSOM

SharePoint 2013 + provider-hosted app. User is part of AD group. AD group is part of Sharepoint group. Sharepoint group has custom security permissions assigned. How do I check whether user has some ...
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401 Unauthorized before authentication

Environment: SP2010 Enterprise, one server with separate SQL This just cropped up on a server that has been working flawlessly for months. I created an account for a new external user, but when they ...
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Assign Permissions to Document on Upload Workflow

I am using SPD 2010 and I am wondering if the following workflow is possible: I would like to have a workflow that when a document is uploaded by a user, the workflow assigns read permissions to that ...
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Allow access to enter data , but not full database access

Using Access 2013 or Sharepoint 2013 is it possible to give someone access to data entry forms that work with a back end database whether Access database or Sharepoint SQL. But from everything I've ...
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People Picker and fltering by certain AD Groups

I have a scenario where a client wants to filter in the People Picker what AD Groups are available to choose from. For instance, when selecting what AD User/AD Group can be added to an Alert on a ...
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Error : Group cannot be found

I deleted Team Site Owners group from the top level team site in SharePoint Online and found that the people and groups link from the settings page is not working, throwing an error: Group cannot ...
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Manage trust/add certificate

I try to add a certificate under "central administration>security>manage trust" but I always get the following error: The Root Certificate that was just selected is invalid. This may be ...
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Limit users permission in their own my site

we want to limit users from changing the settings on a particular library in their my site. Am i right in thinking that to do so we will need to remove them from the site collection administrators ...
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Different URLS for different auth providers, under one web application and site collection

We have a single site collection setup within a web application. The site collection has one top-level site, and the setup has one content database. The application is using Forms authentication for ...
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RunWithElevatedPrivileges doesn't work in Webpart Constructor

With Sharepoint 2007 I am using RunWithElevatedPrivileges to write to the Event Log, but if I place the call inside the Webpart constructor, I get a "Request Failed" message. However, if I put this ...
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SharePoint setup where admin has no access to data

We have a customer who want's to store sensitive data on SharePoint which should only be accessed from a few members of the company. This would be no problem with SharePoint group policies, but we ...
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Restrict permissions/access to list items in code

Does anyone know a way to restrict access to list items in code, even if someone has full control on a list item, deny that in code. I know there is a way for updating using event receiver, but I'm ...
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Opening document from Search results - This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given

Hi I am trying to open an Office document by clicking on the search results document title, however an error box pops up saying: This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the ...
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Security Exception when calling WCF Service from Sharepoint 2013 Visual webpart

Want to call WCF service from Sharepoint 2013 Visual Web Part; when using this Service from Console it works perfectly. I receive following Security Exception when using svc from webpart: Request ...
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SP2013 unknown reason for access issues

I added an AD user to group "Site Members" in a SharePoint 2013 application. Group "Site Members" has Contribute permissions at the site root, and there are no restrictive permissions listed when ...
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Security Domination

Does Lower / Weaker Security Rule over Higher security or Vice Verse? E.g. A User wants to Edit a list and has the following permissions across two groups: S1 - View Only S2 - Full Access Which ...
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How to repair “The server farm account should not be used for other services. ”

I'm looking for a solution to this in my 2013 farm. TITLE The server farm account should not be used for other services. EXPLAINATION spadmin, the account used for the SharePoint timer service and ...
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SharePoint “FormDigest”/“RequestDigest” and Cross site scripting attack

So "formdigest"/"requestdigest" in SharePoint is basically a security token used to tell SharePoint that the POST request that has come to the server is from a authenticated,legitimate user. ...
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Share a folder (break inheritance), access denied

I have a problem in Sharepoint 2013 which is reproducible. Create a document library on any site. Create a folder in this library. Break inheritance on this folder and add a user that doesn't have ...
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Web API / SharePoint

In an attempt to abstract the process of accessing SharePoint data, I would like to create a Web API application that can run server-side code (think, SP objects). What are some best practices for ...
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How can I block USB port access with certain permissions on Sharepoint?

Is this at all possible? I've been told to do it and do not know how. I'm using Sharepoint 2010
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Microsoft Office credential prompts

Microsoft Office applications prompt for user credentials when associated file types are loaded from SharePoint (xlsx, docx, etc). Is there any way to pass through the Windows login credentials so ...
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Unique security scope number inside library

I have seen a recommendation, that there should be no more security scopes than 5000: For most farms, we recommend that you consider lowering this limit to 5,000 unique scopes. For large lists, ...
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Cryptographic Exception

I have been having this error in SharePoint show up often: An unhandled exception occurred and the process was terminated. Application ID: /LM/W3SVC/1640420947/ROOT Process ID: 5788 ...
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Refresh Trusted Security Token Services Metadata feed timer job fails on search server

I'm running SP 2013 with 7 servers in my farm. One of my search servers (I have two) fails this job daily at 12AM? Any ideas? I get the following three errors in the ULS log when this job fails. ...
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How do I restrict access to System Pages?

I want a user group to only be able to access our published front-end site. How can I prevent these users from accessing System pages? For example, I don't want them to be able to access ...
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Are there any free security audit tool for SharePoint?

Are there any codeplex or 3rd party free tool for security tool? I need to run this on several sites and I dont have ample time to create a powershell script for this. Thanks in advance.
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Auto setting security settings of a subsite using workflow

I am wondering if it is possible at all to edit site permission settings using workflow? I work for a consulting company who takes small projects from various clients and wants to move their ...
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Is the “Keep me signed in” in SharePoint Online a security flaw?

We are considering replacing our on-premise SharePoint intranet with SharePoint Online. I won't spell out the advantages, but I can see one big disadvantage - the "Keep me signed in"-button... Our ...
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Security Exception in SharePoint 2010 when executing

My SharePoint 2010 solution comprises of 2 Features. One feature uses the Flee library to do some mathematical calculations in some code behind. The solution has a number of class libraries that I ...
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Account on web application level no access to site

I have added an account (central admin > web application > policy for web application) to the list on all zones, with full control I now try to logon with that account on a site in a site ...
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Allow others to see picture, but deny access to mysite

We are sharing parts of our SharePoint 2013 enterprise site with our customers. Security-wise this can be managed pretty well, but I have one problem. Customers do see employee photo & names (next ...
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How to display custom ContentBySearchWebPart results without security trimming?

I have a custom web part extending the ContentBySearchWebPart class to list all communities that the user isn't member of. I need the results not to be security trimmed, meaning all authenticated ...
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Best way to Impersonate in SharePoint

So far, I am aware of below 3 ways of performing impersonation in a SharePoint web part or page : Using Win32 API [DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true)] public static extern bool ...
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“The XSS Auditor refused to execute a script in…” from Chrome when using <script> tag in content editor webpart

Embedding javascript in a content editor web part triggers XSS Auditor error in Chrome when editing any webpart on the page containing the content editor web part. Steps to reproduce 1 - Use newest ...
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Total number of unique permissions per list

The http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx specifies the total number of unique security scopes to 50.000/list, but recommended is 5.000/list. In a list, is it possible to find out ...
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Who sees a private list

If I set the option of "Read items that were created by the user", who other than the user can still view it? Where can I restrict the list of people who can still view it?
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Get name of Farm account using Powershell

How can I get the name of the Farm account ? I can see it listed in Get-SPManagedAccount, but do not see any properties on the SPManagedAccount objects to be able to dynamically filter by and ...
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add a statement reminding users the information inside the folder is for internal use only

I have file which needs to add a statement reminding users the information is for internal use only. Is adding this statement possible to read each time the file is opened? The file has a 100 ...
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SharePoint won’t report active directory domain user permissions inherited from active directory domain security groups nested in SharePoint groups?

For instance: ads\mdepnorm aka MDEP TSST Norman Testing is in SP-CONTRIBUTORS ADS security group: . The sp-contributors ADS group is in SharePoint group Intranet Members: . It follows that if I ...
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SharePoint user access not updating from AD Security Groups

I have a SharePoint site collection that has no direct user permissions set, we have a policy where users are added to a specific AD group to get access to different areas, your classic Role based ...