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  Asked By: Wayne    Date: Jan 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 597

however - we have heard that security in sharepoint isnt that good,
that once you have access to a portal site you have access to all
content & subsites etc etc

For example, if we set up a corporate intranet using sharepoint,
then created a subsite for Execs to share financial reporting
information, this would be fully open to anyone with access to the

I cant beleive that this is true, but can anyone give me a steer in
the right direction



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sue Alford     Answered On: Jan 10

That is indeed incorrect. Security can be set  at the portal  Area, WSS site  and
subsite, and WSS list or library level.

Answer #2    Answered By: Devon Welch     Answered On: Jan 10

But I guess the real question is can you secure it so that access  to
subsites is exclusive, not inclusive??

Answer #3    Answered By: Sridhar Tantry     Answered On: Jan 10

Yes, with the exception of administrators. They will always have access  to any
subsites of those they have admin rights to.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jonathan Justice     Answered On: Jan 10

Depends on whether you check the "inherit" permissions or "Unique"
permissions radio button. With unique permissions you add the users

If you don't have permissions for a subsite, you don't even see it

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