In my left hand side bar I have 3 links to downloads- one for each of three different companies. I need each company to log in and see only the one link to their companies downloads - not all 3 links for each company.

In the code I was hoping to put a security trim around each link that only ran the code if the user is a member of that companies group.

Is this possible?


 ID="SPSecurityTrimmedControl1" **Group="Company1"** runat="server">

'Link to Company one downloads' </SharePoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl>

If not is there a good workaround?

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If you use Sharepoint 2010 Server (not Foundation) you can put these links into three different content editor web parts and define target audiences for them. http://blog.sharepointlearn.com/2011/02/20/use-audience-targeting-to-filter-who-sees-an-assessment-in-sharepoint/

  • That's great thank you - I can even spend some time on the UI for once! Jan 23, 2013 at 11:01

Use Audience targeting in the navigation.

  • This is a fair workaround, but let's not mistake comparing Audience targeting to security, because it's not.
    – Mike
    Apr 11, 2013 at 21:33

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