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  Asked By: Willis    Date: May 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 954

In Sharepoint Portal Server, I have created three areas
under "Topics" area.

Area A
Area B
Area C

I have three Web Designers ( WD1, WD2, WD3) who will be managing the
content of these three areas. I want each of these three individuals
to manage content of their individual areas and not be able to do
anything in any other areas.

I create three new Site Groups(SG1, SG2, SG3) and add the three users
to each of the site group

Users mapped to site groups would show

SG1 - WD1
SG2 - WD2
SG3 - WD3

I then go to each of the areas and by clicking on the "Manage
Security" for each of the area keep the respective site groups for
each of the areas and delete the rest.

So that all these users have Read only access to all the areas, I
also add them to the "Reader" Group.

The final mapping of Content owners is

Area A - SG1(WD1)
Area B - SG2(WD2)
Area C - SG3(WD3)

I do not want any of these content owners to add anything at the home
page area.

The problem is, I do not see any "Manage Security" in the Home Page
Area. So the question is how do I give Read Only access to all the
Web Designers in Home Page Area and give Manage Content Access to a
fourth content manager CM4 who is assigned to a fouth site group SG4.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tory Sellers     Answered On: May 22

You have hit what I believe to be a major flaw in the portal  security.

To do what you want to do, you will have to ditch the new site  groups,
and add  the users  to each area  as a user, not as a site group. When you
go to Manage security  for the area, Select Add Users, enter in the
user's ID and select the permissions they need. You will have to do
this for each user in each area. That is the only way you can break up
the permissions and not have the users manage  the home  page as well.

You could get into the web  part permissions for each WP on the home page
and block edits, but that would be more of a hassle I would think for
ongoing maintenance.

About your forth user, if I am understanding you right you need to give
that user edit access  to the home page  but not the other areas. Only
way to do that is to add them into a site group  at the portal level,
then remove that site group from the individual  area permissions.

Side note, doing all of this breaks the permissions inheritance from the
parent, so new site groups  that you add at the parent portal level will
not be reflected in the area permissions.

Answer #2    Answered By: Agustin Miranda     Answered On: May 22

Well this makes sense.

So first I will have all the users  added in the portal  as "Reader".

Then I go in to each individual area  and add  the user again with Web
Designer permission.

For the fourth user you have understood correctly on what I intended
to do. I will probably just go with the user being part of web  editor
at portal level and also let him have edit access  to all areas.

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