I would like to hide both the Browse & Page tabs in the SharePoint 2010 ribbon.

As I hid other controls in my master page with SPSecurityTrimmedControl I am having difficulties hiding those tabs for Anonymous Users.

In my custom master page (based on the V4) I put the following tags between the SPSecTrimControl:

<Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl runat="server" Permissions="ManageWeb">
            CssClass="s4-trc-container s4-notdlg">      
<SharePoint:DelegateControl runat="server" ID="GlobalDelegate0" ControlId="GlobalSiteLink0" />
 <a href="#" tabindex="-1" style="display:none"></a><a href="#" tabindex="-1" style="display:none"></a>
 <div class="s4-trc-container-menu">
        <wssuc:Welcome id="IdWelcome" runat="server" EnableViewState="false">
        <wssuc:MUISelector ID="IdMuiSelector" runat="server"/>

<SharePoint:DelegateControl ControlId="GlobalSiteLink2" ID="GlobalDelegate2" Scope="Farm" runat="server" />
    <span class="s4-devdashboard">
            Width=16 />

Both tabs are still shown for all users.

Any help on this one or information is welcome!

Thanks in advance

  • Why not hide the whole ribbon instead of these two tabs only!? Aug 28, 2012 at 13:30
  • It is a requirement that the Sign In control is still visible and therefore not possible to hide the entire ribbon.
    – OG_Mike
    Aug 28, 2012 at 14:20

1 Answer 1


I think it is PermissionsString not Permissions.

<Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl runat="server" PermissionsString="ViewFormPages">
  • Thanks for the suggestion. Changing it to "PermissionsString" did not work either, the tabs are still visible for all kinds of users.
    – OG_Mike
    Aug 29, 2012 at 9:05
  • I've copied that from my master page which works, so all I can think is that the user is gaining the permission ManageWeb, you can check this using the check permissions script from here: sharepointpsscripts.codeplex.com/releases/view/21699
    – Hugh Wood
    Aug 29, 2012 at 9:09
  • sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/26861/… (Why I didn't link you to this in the first place I don't know).. I was having a brain fart I thought you where hiding the entire ribbon...
    – Hugh Wood
    Aug 29, 2012 at 9:15

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