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ValidateFormDigest - when exactly does it need to be called?

Can someone explain to me exactly when and why I need to call SPUtility.ValidateFormDigest? Contrary to the spec, which says you need to call it before elevating privileges, I've had the following ...
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Sharepont 2013 - NTLM Logout

Our SharePoint 2013 site will not log users out unless the browser is completely closed. We are using NTLM authentication but the site is hosted, so it is external accessible. We are afraid users ...
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How to add security to a page using powershell

I am new to SharePoint and am writing PowerShell scripts to create a number of libraries. Each library will be added as a list webpart on a webpart page for added security. Finally, the page is added ...
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giving access to an entire web application

Im trying to elevate someones permissions so that they can edit and add users etc across all site collections in our farm. I added the user into the farm admins group but it doesnt look like their ...
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Best Practices to make my internet facing portal secure

Ok, so I finished developing my internet site. It uses a federation provider to authenticate public user. Now what I'm concern of, is the site security. I see that any logged in user can see the ...
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In SP 2010 or SP2013 How can I have search results use audience targeting

I have items in my document library that are configuered for audience targeting. What I would like to do is have the items in my search results page "search results" web part filter the items at an ...
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Is there a way to limit viewing permissions of list items based on a property?

I have a custom list which has a property "Department" which is a multi-select checkbox list. So each item in this list can be one of multiple different Departments. I would like to make these items ...
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Steps to deny anonymous access to _vti_pvt directory iis7

The service.cnf file found in the _vti_pvt directory has the default permission settings which may lead to an unauthorized access to the file What are the steps to deny anonymous access to _vti_pvt ...
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Conditional SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges

Is there a way to use SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges conditionally. For example, assume that i have a code block, if some condition is met i want to run this code block in ...
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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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My Site creation failure for user after moving My Sites to dedicated web application

I have created a new web application at port 8080 with the intention of having all personal site creation (i.e. My Sites) stored in a dedicated WSS_Content database (i.e. a best practice ...
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SP2010, are the search index / query component files a risk for highly secure documentation?

Say I have some secure documentation held in SharePoint. Now say the SQL database/BLOB location is encrypted. Enterprise Search is used to crawl this content and therefore the content is indexed. Is ...
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Multiple login prompts are driving users nuts

What are the typical causes of multiple login prompts on sharepoint sites? We have a production site where users who login outside of the domain (from home) are prompted multiple times (3 or so ...
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Is it possible to add a security trim that filters by user groups?

In my left hand side bar I have 3 links to downloads- one for each of three different companies. I need each company to log in and see only the one link to their companies downloads - not all 3 links ...
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Accessing word docs on Sharepoint site. Are files cached locally?

My client wants users to access word and excel docs through the company SharePoint site from remote locations, however he does not want them to have access to the files after they have logged off the ...
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Full Control Permission Problem

I am in a group which has Full Permission (site collection owners). However i cant add users to groups that i am not a member off. I thought this would give me full overriding permissions. Am i ...
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Get Access to List View webpart without having access to list

So I'm developing an event management system at the moment where there are two user groups, "editors" and "attendees". By registering for an event, the SPUser is added to a list "attendeeList" which ...
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I need a Antivirus Scanner for SharePoint 2013

I'm using a Windows 2012 server. With SharePoint server 2013 installed. When I wanted to install Forefront for SharePoint 2010 I get this error. No protectable server applications were detected. ...
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How can I add “All Authenticated users” (FBA) to a SharePoint Group using Powershell?

I have an FBA site and I need to add "all authenticated users" to a group using PowerShell. How can I do that?
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Why is AddComment on SocialCommentManager throwing SPException?

When I try to add a comment using SocialCommentManager, the AddComment method throws an SPException saying "The security validation for this page is invalid. Click Back in your Web browser, ...
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SharePoint 2013 S2S Configuration with Exchange

I am trying to configure Site Mailboxes and eDiscovery between SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013. The guidance on both of these is pretty much the same, create a server to server trust, then grant ...
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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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Maintaining role groups and users in two farms simultaneously?

We currently have two farms - a SharePoint 2007 one and a SharePoint 2010 one. We have the same groups in both farms and the same userbase. At the moment when someone joins or leaves the company ...
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How to deny a group to a subsite

I'm using SharePoint 2013 I would to grant acces to a subsite by a specific Active Directory group. And i want to deny all other groups. So the group that's allowed is able to acces the subsite and ...
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Note board Web Part Security Permissions

I have a note board web part sitting on the default.aspx page of a site. I have both farm and site admin rights over the site and against each comment I can see a delete link - both for my own posts ...
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How to remove sharepoint security group in the feature?

I want to remove custom security group from sharepoint 2010. I created custom security group as follows: SPGroup wcmGroup = currentWeb.SiteGroups[permissionName]; SPRoleDefinition ...
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Site collection administrators / owners question

I'm stuggling over a somewhat architectural question which concerns site collection admins and owners. To begin with, I found the thread answerd by Per Jakobsen (here Site collection owners and site ...
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SP 2010: Detect authentication mode

SharePoint 2010 with Claims-based Windows authentication returns 'Forms' from the Authentication.asmx Mode() call. Is this right? Asking this because actually this SharePoint will require Windows auth ...
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Sharepoint: Retrieve info on assigned user policy

A question from stackoverflow Case: Create a User Policy in SharePoint 2010 Web Application Management: assign 'Full read' to user XXX for site YYY; Call SiteData.asmx/GetContent for site YYY and ...
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Unable to login to site even though I am administrator of the site collection

I created one site collection and gave the site collection administrator as my name. But when I navigate to that site and try to login that site it is giving me an error that Access Denied. For all ...
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Is it possible to create a Blacklist in the usermanagement?

We use a Sharepoint 2010. We want to prevent the Site Administrators assign a specific role (e.g. "Domain\All Users") to a site. So is it possible to create (maybe with custom code), a blacklist for ...
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Is use of PageView web part poses a security risk?

I have two internal web applications in same domain, I want to integrate them within sharepoint using a PageView webpart. Some how the security community of the organization believes it would ...
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sharepoint 2010 hide admin pages

I have several lists on a public facing sharepoint site that are open to the public. These are simple lookup lists and this configuration can't change (not my call). Since users have access to the ...
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SpSecutityTrimmedControl runs in Pagepreview mode - ?pagepreview=true

I'm branding the sharepoint ribbon and need some changes (css) when the page gets in pagepreview mode. I've got this code <SharePoint:SpSecutirtyTrimmedControl runat="server" ...
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Only give permission to modify/delete a list item to the user that created it

I have created a simple Hyperlink list on which everyone can create, edit and delete items. Now I need to add some more restrictive permissions similar to the following: Only the users that created ...
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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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Proper way to get all lists of a certain type from an entire site collection regardless of current location

I'm creating a webpart that gives the user a feed of any annoucement list in the entire site collection, so they can aggregate data to a central portal. I'm currently using the following, but can't ...
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Webapp design for internet, intranet and extranet?

I am a beginner in Sharepoint and I must conceive a Sharepoint solution. I need to have an Intranet for employees as well as an access point for collaborators to a particular site in this intranet. ...
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Can't open sharepoint designer 2010 when using Basic authentication over a non-SSL connection

I have a sharepoint site and we have to have basic authentication set for users to have access. But now when i go to open up a site in SP 2010 to do some work i get the error and get transferred to ...
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DVWP - Across Multiple Lists with Distinct Permissions

I'm attempting to create a DVWP that merges 4 lists that share a content type schema but have distinct permissions. The issue I am having is that if a user does not have permissions to one of the ...
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Encrypting the search index(es) - any advice?

I have read up on how to configure SQL Server TDE to encrypt SharePoint content that resides in databases, but what about encrypting the search indexes (which reside on the file system)? Does anyone ...
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Changing a SharePoint group Title

What would be the harm of changing the name of a SharePoint group? I have a task list that has the SharePoint groups set in the 'Assigned To' for list items. I'm wondering would be the impact of ...
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removing NT AUTHORITY\authenticated users vs all authenticated users and adding domain group instead

I have a root site collection and under the "Style Resources Readers group" i have the NT AUTHORITY\authenticated and the all authenticated users . Are these the same groups but with different ...
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SharePoint 2007: Farm administrator process

I have run into an interesting issue. We added a new user as a Farm Admin on the SharePoint 2007 env. The next day the user's account was disabled by IT as it was flagged by monitoring as the SPS ...
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SharePoint 2010: Site security

I have Site collection (http://myapp/sites/sitcol) and i have two site in that site collections i.e root site (http://myapp/sites/sitcol/) and site2 (http://myapp/sites/sitcol/site2). i have two ...
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sharepoint 2010: revoke rights to see “users and permissions”

I have a sharepoint site and i want few users not to see "Users and Permissions" in 'site settings'. It should not disturb anything else. Please help me.
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Users get access denied but “check-permissions” claim they should have access

SharePoint 2010 is giving me a major headache. We have a site collection with a number of sites where we are trying to give certain users access to certain areas of the site. The problem is that ...
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Add solution from within event receiver - how to sort out “access denied” errors?

I'm handling the WebProvisioned event in order to add and deploy a solution that's relevant to the site being created. The solution is being created dynamically based on parameters of the site but for ...
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Single files permission error (cannot modify/delete)

When I try to modify or delete a file on a subsite I get the "This control is currently disabled" error on the ribbon, and "this item is no longer available" if I try to click on the dropdown-triangle ...
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Powershell and CredSSP in Production Environments

I try deploy Sharepoint WSP projects using PowerShell Remoting. See PowerShell Remoting Sharepoint 2010 Error Solution is configure CredSSP for Sharepoint. But Microsoft says: Caution: Credential ...