We have a legacy records management system that we want to index in SharePoint 2013. We just want to index it and leave the documents where they are.

The records management system of course has a ACL applied to all documents, search results are therefore security trimmed.

I need to account for those when crawling the content from SharePoint.

We only use groups for applying permissions in both systems. For SharePoint we use AD security groups The records management system has its own ACL implementation however the group names used are identical

Do you have any resource you could point me that would help me create such a component?

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what you need, You have to give the read permission to default content access account on the Legacy system. This way it will index the data. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn178512(v=office.15).aspx


  • Thanks for the answer, however, how to I tell SharePoint to map the ACL of the legacy system to SharePoint? Dec 22, 2014 at 7:43

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