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SPSecurity.CatchAccessDeniedException = false: Does Sharepoint keep this setting?

When I add SPSecurity.CatchAccessDeniedException = false; this disables the redirection to a login site. Does Sharepoint keep that setting until I set it to "true" or just as long until the object is ...
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Limit number of users in a security group

I've a requirement like there should be only one user with some specific permissions on a given site. We should not allow Admin to add more than one user with those permissions, So I created a group ...
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Access Denied from Migrated SP2010 -> 2013 Web App

I've migrated a web application's content database from SP2010 to SP2013. After the migration was complete, I am completely locked out of the web application. Navigating to the root site collection ...
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Audit the adminstrator

we are looking into the possibility of outsouring the administration of our farm. Because of the nature of sensitive data inside some of the site collection, we want to prevent data leakage. We want ...
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How to set authentication model to allow cross-domain access?

How do I change the security settings to allow cross-domain on the same web-server? I have multiple instance or site collections on the same server but want to make sure that web-services to ...
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Security around Web Parts

I have been looking to wrap security around web parts. I already have security wrapped around documents so only the correct people see the allowed documents. The problem lies when a user does not ...
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Custom User Control and FIPS Encryption Issues

I have created several custom user controls that I added to the Redering templates of some forms in a custom solution for WSS 3. Most of these templates have codebehind and they all are correctly ...
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SSL and Forms Based Authentication in WSS 3.0

I have a FBA application and we would like to use SSL with it. By default, does setting SSL in IIS use SSL for the entire site, or just the login? We think we'd like to use SSL for the entire visit ...
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Running declarative workflows under system account

I have an InfoPath form that starts a workflow (on item created). The business requirement is that after submission form must be read-only (no changes to the initial request can be made). However ...
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Session time out for Windows Authentication

I have a requirement where we need to timeout the SharePoint sessions (security validation). Since I am using Windows Authentication I am not able to use session timeouts (as Windows authentication ...
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How to make DIV tags accessible based on SharePoint role?

We have 3 DIV tags in master page (so, available to all pages on site). DIV 1: Employee DIV 2: Manager DIV 3: HR There are 3 groups in SharePoint:- Employee, Manager and HR. We want to make the ...
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Sign in as a different user access denied

Clicking the "sign in as a different user" link from the system menu in SP 2010 yields an access denied error. URL is: \_layouts\closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true any ideas?
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Connecting CRM Online to an external SharePoint Online

My customer wants to connect a Dynamics CRM Online account to an external Office 365 SharePoint account. Is this possible to do?
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Security Error while doing REST update on the SP list

I am trying to make update with the usage of REST but I got an error: -2130575251, Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException. The security validation for this page is invalid and might be corrupted. ...
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Item Level Security Question

Good Afternoon, Seeking advice for setting security on a custom SP2013 list. All users need to be able to create a new item in the list. Users should not see items created by others. So far, I set ...
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What does “Security validation expires” do?

We have mixed authentication on our SharePoint 2013 site collection. I need to have FBA users automatically logged out after 30 minutes of inactivity, but they don't have to necessarily be redirected ...
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Getting item level security on SharePoint online through standard web services

SharePoint 2010 and 2007 have a known limitation where you can't access item level security metadata (for example permissions assigned at folders and list items) using the standard web services ...
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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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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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How effective is locking down _vti_bin

I've come across a roadblock where the maintainer of the Sharepoint installation has restricted access to the _vti_bin folder (i.e. denied for all users). I am using SPservices to access the ...
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SharePoint Groups vs AD groups - further examples

From this post - http://www.sharepointoverflow.com/questions/1781/what-are-the-best-practices-for-using-sharepoint-groups-with-ad-security-groups It was mentioned by Mr Samuel Yates that there are ...
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SID and other fields added to user information list?

According to stuff I am reading on the web, when an AD user gets added to SharePoint site the following information will get copied from AD to the user information list: Display name Login name ...
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Active Directory Federation Services and SharePoint

Here is my situation; we are developing a sharepoint portal that should be accessed from multiple different domains. And users from different domains should not enter their credentials. As far as i ...
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How to check username/accountname under which the code runs?

We want piece of code which we can paste in the code behind and get the username under which code runs for:- (usually .NET code runs under account of application pool) Timer job. Event receiver. ...
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How do I fetch the data from list present in root web of the root site collection?

We need to populate some data on an application page. The application page is present in the layouts folder and hence is accessible via the respective site URL. There are multiple site collections. ...
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Under what permissions/priviledge does the runwithelevatedprivileges code run?

SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges Method Executes the specified method with Full Control rights even if the user does not otherwise have Full Control. 1) But which under which account does this ...
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Accessing data from another web application throws an SQLInvalidException

The scenario is: A MySiteHost site collection (example name: MY SITE). Web application's application pool account is spmysite. A TeamSite site collection (example name: TEAM SITE). Web application's ...
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Column Level Security Products

I am looking for recommendations on products that handle column level security. What is the best product out there? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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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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How to get (admin) access to a SP2010 Site

Someone managed to delete all the user permissions from a SP2010 (sub)Site, including their own (this person was the only site admin). How do you give (the site owner or an administrator account) ...
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Allow users to view items in Document Library, but not open the files

I have the requirement to allow users to view the content of a document library, including browsing through folders, but not actually open the individual files. There doesn't appear to be a ...
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In what Security Zone should SharePoint Online (Office 365) be added?

I was wondering in what Security Zone SharePoint Online (Office 365) should be added? I'm not sure if the Office 365 site(s) belong in the security zone Trusted Sites Zone or in Local Intranet Zone. ...
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How to manage security for on-prem provider hosted apps that are published to SharePoint Online?

I have a provider hosted app where the web site is running locally (not in azure) and the SharePoint app will be published to SharePoint online. (so user connects to SharePoint online site, clicks on ...
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RoleAssigments are being assigned by default to all new pages

I am pretty new to SharePoint, so please let me know if there is some more info or clarification required. I am creating a webapplication with certain SP groups, libraries and pages in that order by ...
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EnsureUser throws The security validation for this page is invalid. Click Back in your Web browser, refresh the page, and try your operation again

I have this code: The EnsureUser Line is throwing me that exception, any idea? The security validation for this page is invalid. Click Back in your Web browser, refresh the page, and try your ...
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Can I use UAG to isolate my customers' portals on our extranet?

It sounds like the best practice for isolating different customers on an extranet is to use separate site collections for each customer (as is recommended in every answer to this question). If I have ...
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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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What is neccesary to write to filesystem from a Web Part?

How can I allow a web part to create a file on a unc path? I have a location with ntfs permissions set to everyone\full control and am getting 'access denied' messages. The SP2010 app pool is running ...
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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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Security For Custom Application Pages

When managing security for any control on a page we use SPSecurityTrimmedControl. But what to do when defining permissions for a custom application page? How do we restrict unauthorized people to ...
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Make all sharepoint specific cookies non-persistent?

Our app came out of web vulnerability assessment. The findings suggested that we should take care of persistent cookies; avoid them. Cookies are persisted by setting the Expires property to some ...
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Should I patch my intranet SharePoint?

SharePoint patching is a hassle and takes a lot of time to test and deploy, My SharePoint is an intranet site (within my organization's premises). Some fellow IT admins advised me to patch only ...
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Extending SharePoint groups metadata?

In an application I'm building, I have to create and manage groups based on business rules. Each group must have properties like managers (yes, several managers) and members, with some other ...
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How to Password Protect a SharePoint Object (Reassuring High Level Users That its secure)

Edit to clarify: The purpose of this isn't to replace SharePoint security or to add some extra super security or about trust in SharePoint, it is instead to consider something that is very much ...
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What are the relationship between administrators groups of domain, dev computer and of Sharepoint services?

I know-know I can search and read but anyway I would need to ask in order to escape possible typos, personal misunderstandings and to better remember. I develop on a machine with installed ...
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Change List Item Permission via Web Services?

Using web services, is there a way to assign a list item different security than the rest of the list? Lets say I have 3 rows in the list and 2 different groups. 1. A ; Group A & B can see ...
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How do I export site security groups and memberships with PowerShell?

I'm looking for a PowerShell script (or tool) to export a site's groups and group memberships to a text file. These files would be used as backup for the current security configuration in case the ...
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How do I find out what a group has permission to?

I'm cleaning up a farm that has loads of junk groups on it. Is there an easy way to tell if any of these groups have been assigned access to anything? The intention is to delete groups that have ...
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Access Denied Error while updating the web.config

I am using a third party control for my application in SharePoint 2010 and I need to add entries in the web.config of the web application. Programmatically I have added the entries in the code and ...
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Prevent Access to Custom Web Application Pages by Non-Admin Users

I have a custom web application that integrates with a SharePoint (MOSS 2007) solution. I would like to add role-based access to pages in this custom web application, with only users in a specified ...