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  Asked By: Demarco    Date: Feb 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3188

I am a relatively new sharepoint admin and I've been learning as I'm
going but here is a question that a user posed that has me stumped.

We have sensitive information that we have seperated from regular
information. Our users though have different levels of sensitivity
and would like to be able to still have all their documents in one
folder but have views that will let only the appropriate people see
what they should see.
Is there a way to remove the user's ability to change/create views so
I can just create a view with a filter that is defaulted? I know I
could just go to each document and apply permissions to them
individually but I'm trying to figure out a way to do the same thing
based on a column entry.
I'm probably all over the board here but any ideas would be helpful.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cristopher Gould     Answered On: Feb 13

Views are NOT security. If you intend to count on them as a security
measure, you may find yourself in trouble down the road, regardless of
what limitations you impose on the views  themselves. I strongly
recommend rethinking this if you are regarding this as a security

Answer #2    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Feb 13

If you have multiple folders in the same document  library, each with its own
permissions, then you can use a view  to display all the documents  in a
single list  (using the "show all items without folders" option) which will
be security-trimmed.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Feb 13

That is an awesome solution...............

Answer #4    Answered By: Aastha Patel     Answered On: Feb 13

There is no easy way to modify views  to create  a security system.
However, user's can simply manage the permissions  on the individual
documents that they want to secure. In SharePoint 2007 security can be
pushed all the way down to the document  level.

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