13.11. Security Management
For an in-depth discussion of the user permissions and security, you should refer back to Chapter 11, "Users and Permissions." However, if you're confident that you understand the "why's" of security and permissions management and the structure (i.e., users and groups are assigned roles on a given site, and those roles are made up of particular activities, how inheritance works, etc.), and you just want to know how to do those things with STSADM, then you've come to the right place.
Table 13.10 shows the security operations at your disposal.
-url <url> -userlogin <login name> -permissionlevel <permission policy level> [-zone <URL zone>] ...