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SPS/WSS Security Question

  Asked By: Connor    Date: Mar 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 854

My question is the following:

If a user does not have access to SPS, but is an administrator of a
subsite of a site collection shouldn't they be able to get to the
site to administrate it?

Better Explanation:

Site Collection starting with Information Technology

- Architecture (SUBSITE)

If an individual is given Administrator to ITBS, but no other access
shouldn't they be able to get to the site rather then challenged?
This is happening in our environment and I was wondering if this is
how SharePoint is intended to work or is there a setting that needs
to be changed?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Irvin Foley     Answered On: Mar 01

If they got directly to http://[yourportal]/sites/ITBS then they should be
able to get to it. When you say ..rather challenged? do you mean they can
get to the site  at all or are they being prompted to authenticate and then
they can get in. If they change their browser setting  to make the site
trusted and change the custom level to Automatic logon with current username
and password then they shouldn't be prompted. If they can't get in to the
site at all then there is somethng else wrong.

Answer #2    Answered By: Deonte Stein     Answered On: Mar 01

I am creating the sites giving an individual  admin permissions to
the site, which is a subsite of the top site  collection. They do
not have permissions above and when I send the auto generated email
to welcome them to the site they click on the link and are challaged
for UID and PWD and when they enter their UID and PWD they cannot
get into the site.

However when I give them READ access  to the top  level site they can
get into the subsite.

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