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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer's Compendium: The Best of Packt for Extending SharePoint by Carl Jones

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Site permissions

Permissions management is one of the things that is typically different when working with community sites. Where a traditional department site is tied to a specific department and likely has an Active Directory security group, the community site is meant to be cross-functional including people from throughout the organization. Making that collaboration easy, especially for new members, often means taking a completely different approach.

The approach that I typically take is to identify the top most Active Directory groups that apply and then grant them Contributor permission level. That could be something like<my domain>\domain users which is a standard security group that will include all domain users. Letting everyone contribute ...

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