Chapter 12. SharePoint Security
Security is an important consideration when designing and implementing a business solution with Microsoft SharePoint. You don’t want users who haven’t been granted the proper permissions to be able to view or edit sensitive pages, items, or documents. At the same time, you need to ensure that users with the proper permissions can access what they need. Although SharePoint goes a long way toward providing out-of-the-box security features that allow site owners to configure access rights within a site collection, a SharePoint developer should know how SharePoint security works behind the scenes, as well as how to extend the SharePoint security model with custom code.
Authentication, Authorization, and Identities