Chapter 2. Working with Users

One of the compelling reasons for using the SharePoint platform as a basis for your intranet and extranet web applications is its built-in security model. This model provides a rich set of tools for securing objects (web applications, site collections, sites, lists, folders, and items) and assigning permissions on those objects to users.

This group of recipes focuses on automating tasks around users and user permissions. You'll find recipes to add users, groups, and roles by using both the object model and web services, because there are advantages to both.

Finally, you'll see recipes for working with Active Directory (AD). The reason for including AD is that there will be times when you need to add, edit, or delete ...

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