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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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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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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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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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Dissappearing SharePoint Groups

SharePoint groups started to disappear- totally randomly, within a single site collection. I am pretty sure they are not deleted because we have few site collection admins with knowledge. like this: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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o365 A2 safe bet for our SharePoint 2013 production farm?

While we build our on-prem SP 2013 we are playing with free o365 A2. We have about 2TB of production content and about 5000 acitve users, with a potential 20,000 users. Maybe 500 users using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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authentication between host-named site collection, https and http

Here's my situation and I'm wondering what the best way to solve it is. I have two domains and I'm trying to pass credentials between them. Maybe it's not possible, but here goes...... Domain One ...
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Cannot read site collection details with some accounts

In my SharePoint environment, I have a few seperate web applications with some different admin users. Now a new user I created is added as local admin (needed for Powershell remoting) and farm admin. ...
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Security on Document Library's item

i need to add some security to a Document Library, i want to be able to have multiple folders and multiple documents. This feature would provide users with proper right to modify, read, hide documents ...
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Access control with a very large AD group

I'm working with a company that has 100k+ employees, contractors, and external partners who have user accounts in their Active Directory. People fall into different categories: Employees (60k) ...
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Can I use all type of authentications in a sharepoint site external users also

Can I use the same authentications of internal users (available in AD) to external users.? If no what all authentication method I can use for external users? Is there any difference in ...
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Cannot create site in different web application - Silverlight Client Object Model

I am developing a Silverlight application. It interacts with SharePoint 2010 using SharePoint Silverlight Managed Client Object Model. One of the application functionalities is to create a ...
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Security Issue for a user group in SharePoint 2010

For a SharePoint group 'A', I made the security to Read only. Now my requirement is that, I have created a custom webpart, with one text box and a button, Where the users from 'A' group was supposed ...
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Viewing all permissions for a user or AD Group in SharePoint 2007?

Similar to this question is there a similar way to look up permissions for a given user or AD Group? SharePoint 2007 really doesn't work in PowerShell and the Internet didn't yield much here.