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Portal level and team site permissions

  Asked By: Felicia    Date: Mar 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1601

I need clarification on the following:

If all domain users are giving READER access at the portal level but then a user is not given permission to a particular team site will that user still have permission to see a document in the Shared document library since that document has permissions set based on ROLE. Will this document show up in the search results even though this user does not have permission to the team site.

Hope this makes sense?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nina Banks     Answered On: Mar 06

Portal level  search only returns documents from team  sites where the user  has permissions. In my testing, I have found that even SharePoint administrators do not return portal  search results  if they are not explicitly given permissions  in the team site. However, administrators can go to the team site  and do searches within the team site and return results. I think this is the difference between SQL full text searches and SPS searches.

Answer #2    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Mar 06

The reason that Administrators have access  to
documents is the same reason that someone at your company could take
ownership of the data on your C: drive. It would be poor planning to not
loose access to data because an employee left or forgot their

Answer #3    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Mar 06

General portal  permissions are stored in the Home Area (the top-level
Web for the portal site  Collection). When you create a team  Site from a
portal you are creating a new top-level Web in a _new_ Site Collection.
It does not inherit anything from the portal. The Web Part Gallery, List
Template Gallery, and Web Template Gallery, the Cross-Site Groups, etc.
are all established anew.

Site Groups are anew in every Web and always default to Reader,
Contributor, Web Designer, and Administrator, (plus Content Manager and
Member in an Area). This can only be altered using something like
ExecuteUrl in the Configuration section of the site definition.

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