Once SharePoint 2010 is rolled out into an environment, it takes on a life of its own. Team sites, project sites, and other collaboration sites are created to fit the pressing business needs.
Along with each of these sites, security may be manipulated by breaking inheritance. This type of granularity breeds complexity. Sites are provisioned but not decommissioned due to the sheer number of sites. It is a common request from users to know what sites they have access to and what permissions they have on those sites. There is functionality within sites that provides such information.
The following recipe shows how to use this functionality.
You must be a site owner or site collection administrator. ...