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  Asked By: Anita    Date: Sep 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 527

I have a user who is listed on the portal as an Administrator, and
on a particular WSS site as a Reader. When the user attempts to go
to the site, he gets prompted with a login box, enters his
credentials, but is denied access to the site.

Does anyone else happen to know of this sort of behavior?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Trupti Patil     Answered On: Sep 29

If he's an administrator  on the portal, why is he only a reader  on the

If that worked in theory, you could demote an admin to read only status and
then not be able to gain access  to your own portal.

Active directory performs the authentication and not the individual sites
themselves. An admin is an admin and can only have one set of permissions
per Active Directory.

Answer #2    Answered By: Marlena Noble     Answered On: Sep 29

I donot see any problem  here he should be able to log gon to the site  as he is a
reader to the site...

do you any any cusotm code on the WSS site??? say like a web part???

Answer #3    Answered By: Juan Davis     Answered On: Sep 29

I think I can see where most of the problem  is stemming...at the
moment, we're using NT authentication, not Active Directory (just
this past weekend, we finally made the major upgrade to it). I've
got a test box  here with SharePoint that I might try reinstalling
on, and switching authentication modes. I'll see if I can let
everyone know how it goes shortly.

We're still in development stages; it looks like there will be some
re-learning and some more research for us to do on how Active
Directory will make things different/easier than they are with NT.
Oh btw, it wasn't my decision to have the user  as an admin on the
portal and a reader  on a site  (that was thanks to our higher-level
project teams)

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