Understanding Internal SharePoint Security Components

SharePoint security is a term compromised of multiple concepts and features. There are many layers to SharePoint Security that extend beyond the application itself. In addition to SharePoint user and group security, there are considerations such as server-level security, transport-level security, patch management, and the like, that must be taken into account.

Security within SharePoint itself is somewhat similar to standard NTFS file-level security, which uses distinct user and group accounts to control access to files and folders. SharePoint's security model is a variation on this theme and is familiar to administrators used to this model. That said, some distinctive traits of internal SharePoint ...

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