It seems that sp has the following ootb behaviour when a user/group's persmission is removed from a page - SP hides the navigation link to that page.

I am looking for the following behaviour (if possible).

  1. User navigates to a page for which he does not have permission to view.
  2. User receives a message (instead of the page content) that they should contact the helpdesk if they wish access.

Is there a way to stop sharepoint from hiding the links and to redirect to a default "access denied" page??



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Sharepoint security trims things people don't have access to automatically. To work around that, you have to provide a hard coded navigation structure so that a user can see the links they do not have access to so that when they click on it, they'll receive the access denied screen.

  • Thought so - bummer! Microsoft miss the boat too often!
    – Perplexed
    Jun 10, 2011 at 15:59
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    I'm in the other camp, the automatic security trimming is a good thing. Jun 10, 2011 at 16:33
  • Depends on your particular scenario I guess.
    – Perplexed
    Jun 10, 2011 at 18:44

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