Chapter 20

Securing SharePoint


Bullet Creating information management policies

Bullet Setting up a Records Center and content organizer rules

Bullet Enabling in-place record declaration

Bullet Securing a client or partner portal

SharePoint is a great tool for storing documents and managing calendars and contacts. But how do you know your information is secure? Although Microsoft makes sure the actual servers and backend network and servers are secure, managing the security for your SharePoint content falls on you as the site administrator.

When securing your site, you need to perform three basic tasks. We list them here in the order of the frequency you perform these tasks, from most often to seldom:

  • Manage SharePoint group membership: When it comes to that dreaded time to manage SharePoint security, what you really need to be thinking is, “To which SharePoint group do I need to add this person?” If you don’t have an existing group and you find yourself descending into a morass of permission levels, inheritance, and other such incomprehensible stuff, back away from your browser. The reality ...

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