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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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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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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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How to make dropdown link only visible to a certain group of users?

So we have a Management Meeting every two weeks and inside there is confidential information. Basically we want to make it so that link for this site/page is not even visible except to users within a ...
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“DWORD (32-bit) Value” or “”Qword (32-bit) Value" - which one should I configure in Windows 64-bit registry?

"DisableLoopbackCheck & SharePoint: What every admin and developer should know" advises to disable ("infamous") "loopback check" completely on dev machine by following "You receive error 401.1 ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Item level Permission to a Document Library is Our approach right?

We are planing to apply Item level Permission on document library and want share point experts advise...are we going right way or we will fall in performance issue or others.. What We Have : 1- We ...
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PowerShell to Remove Site User Permission

I am looking for some help removing a User Permission from a site using PowerShell.
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Javascript, cannot complete this action

i am currently running some code on a sharepoint front end and am getting this error "Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException" "Cannot complete this action.\n\nPlease try again." So i looked into this and ...
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Modifying the current list item in a workflow

I have a workflow running when an item is adding to a document library. In this workflow, I have a code activity that I am attempting to set permissions to the list item. I am trying to break ...
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Design Advice required on SharePoint 2010

I am new to SharePoint I've a requirement to build Sharepoint 2010 Portal with below specs. There would be 3 user group A. Marketing B. Sales user C. Admin Marketing group will upload docs and ...
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Can I give a Super User the ability to impersonate someone else?

We currently have a situation where we need the ability to fully impersonate a login on a SharePoint Web Application. Effectively any "SuperUser" needs the ability to, without a password, proxy login ...
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How can I delete many Groups without code deployment?

I've got 889 groups in People and Groups that I would like to delete. The normal way I can delete one group is: Navigate to the People and Groups management page, /_layouts/groups.aspx Click Edit to ...
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Any way to automate permission level creation?

We have a need to create three custom permission levels for each site collection that's provisioned. The manual process is tedious and introduces possibilities of human error. What are the options ...
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stsadm migrateuser: The user does not exist or is not unique

I'm running: stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin "domain1\user" -newlogin "domain2\user" -ignoreidhistory and getting the error "The user does not exist or is not unique". The users exist in both ...
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SharePoint 2013 - user automatically logged in with other user's credentials - how is that possible?

We recently had the following problem with SharePoint 2013: User A suddenly was logged in on his computer with the name of another user (user B). Both use Windows 7 and Google chrome as browser. ...
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AllowUnsafeUpdate on POST request

I am getting good old "The security validation for this page is invalid" on Sharepoint 2013, while updating list in Sharepoint, due to button click on an application page. In browser, I clearly see, ...
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SharePoint JavaScript Object Model Security and Permissions

I am writing an application whose logic executes in the browser using JSOM. The application might have permissions that exceed that of those who access the application. Let's say the application ...
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External Claims-Based SharePoint 2010 asking users for credentials on documents

I am running a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site which uses claims based authentication. (https://subdomain.domain.com). This is done using a Secure Token Provider. The authentication/authorization ...
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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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Strange permission behaviour

We have a SP 2010 system. We recently discovered that users with no permissions to a library are able to open documents in a library if provided with a direct url link to the document, thereby ...
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Sharepoint Foundation 2010 Hardening

I have never hardened a SharePoint site before and I am having a hard time using all the recommendations I find online. This blog post discusses the different accounts that should be used for ...
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Why can people change other people's items even though I set it up not to?

I have created a shared list where members can add new items and edit their own items. These members only have the ability to contribute, and not the ability to manage lists. In the list's advanced ...
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How can I learn how to create a delegation engine? [closed]

One of the last places I worked at had a delegation engine in SharePoint, a SharePoint List that specified the SharePoint groups that would be sought for approval for a workflow based on that ...
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How to secure SharePoint content

I can navigate to following path and access SharePoint content easily. \\servername@portno\DavWWWRoot\DocLibraryName How to prevent others from accessing this path?
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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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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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Taxonomy.asmx returns sometimes 'No credentials are available in the security package'

I've created a WCF WebService which connects to the Taxonomy service from SharePoint with a 'Service Reference' in Visual Studio 2010 to the ...
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Audit log a specific user (or: Monitor the admin)

Is it possible to audit log only specific users (thus keeping the Audit-log under control and not harming performance)? Background Sitecolletion admins can view and edit everything (de facto SP ...
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Item-Level Security Boundaries

Item-Level security boundaries are defined in the Software boundaries document at 1000 items. In the Advanced List Settings you can specify Item-level Permissions to "Create items and edit items that ...
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Sharepoint Security issue in _layouts/user.aspx

Considering the following scenario : - create a SharePoint site collection - create a new security permission level "Test", with "Manage permissions" checked. - create a new Group, with "Contribute", ...
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List permissions

I want to disallow a specific list only to be only read only for all users in the site. The only one with permissions would be the site collection administrator of course. I stoped inheriting ...
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Access denied - Let me in!

I'm a farm admin I'm a site collection admin I'm a member of <site> Owners Access denied logging in (Windows) What else could it be? FYI, in system.web <authentication mode="Windows" ...
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How to troubleshoot Access Denied without guessing?

I had an issue where users are getting "Access Denied" even though they shouldn't. It turned out to be related to custom code and fixed in the end, but there was a lot of guesswork involved. Is there ...
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SharePoint security configuration best practice (different url for accessing site throught SharePoint designer)

I am trying to improve site security and two options were requested: Enable SSL (quite obvious) Set special url in AAM for site administrators (lets say https://admin.spsite.com, usual url looks ...
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Check object's permission levels

Are there tools that will display all the permissions to an object in SharePoint 2010 Server? For example, we want to see which AD groups, SharePoint groups, and individuals have any level of access ...
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How to set permissions for SP2010 Server

I'm new to SharePoint 2010 and am creating numerous Publishing sites with workflows, each for a different department. Each department needs to have a few people assigned to be able to create pages, ...
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Sharepoint unable to query security group members from AD?

I have a sharepoint environment with multiple domains, access to the site is given on each domain by an AD security group on the remote domain. The newest domain has a security group that has been ...
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How to manage the security on the list?

How do I manage the security on a list so one group of users can modify all the fields of an item and one group users can only modify some of the fields?
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SharePoint 2010: When to provision two Search Service Applications?

I am working in a single farm with two distinct web applications. Each web application's content needs to be isolated from the other. Should I provision two Search Service Applications or use a ...
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ClientContext security won't work with claims-based SP2010 security enabled

I want to connect to SP2010 server with claims based authorization via client context. But I have security issue. First I didn't managed to connect with default credentials. Then I wrote: ...
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Sharepoint 365 - How to provide access to a service account?

my organisation has recently upgraded their Sharepoint to 365. Previous versions of Sharepoint had the facility to grant access to a service account (EMEA\xxx...), however it appears 365 can only ...
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Sharepoint Library document security

I am hoping there is some help out there with this question. Currently we are configuring a specific library we have set up on SharePoint to act as our IMS (Integrated Management System) Document ...
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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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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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Managing SharePoint groups at site/site collection level

SharePoint groups are created at site collection level and are assigned to a site. By site collection level it refers to root site. So, reframing the above sentence we get:- SharePoint groups are ...
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How to set a powershell variable to a specific sharepoint page

I have a SharePoint 2010 documents library that contains about 50 .aspx pages. I want to break inheritance on about 6 pages and set them to specific permissions. I am able to get a page by numerical ...
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Use Outlook distribution list as SharePoint security group

I got across this question, is it possible to use an Outlook distribution list as SharePoint security group? Let's say that I have a mail group and I need to use it as the Members group of one of my ...
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SP_Admin SQL Permissions

I'm trying to create a web application using powershell and I'm getting a log in error with the SP_Admin account. I'm not sure if I've made a mistake when I was setting up the environment, I might ...
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Approval Status is different given user's permissions. Visitors can see non-approved items

The approval status for blog post items is different given user's permission on a blog site. I had the Draft Item Security setting set to "Only users who can approve items (and the author of the ...
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Take ownership over My Sites

Cannot find a way to add an Administrator account (or, for example, Company Administrator group) into Site Collection Administrators list for each of Personal (i.e. My) Sites at SharePoint Online ...