SharePoint 2007 - Site Collection documents security RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am working on SharePoint 2007 and have a number of folders and documents under the Site Collection documents under the site collection.

    What would be a good way to configure the security, so that no one can open some of the folders and their files/documents except the site collector administartor or may be the  farm admin? The folders in which no one can open the content will have multipe folders and documents in it .  It should also not come up in any search or any direct url .

    Any advise or how to go about will be very helpful..




    • Edited by Jagdishkab Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:05 PM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:57 PM


  • If you have a group of users who need access to these documents and you want no other users to access them, my suggestion is to place them in their own library or site (or even site collection if there's a lot of content). This way is easier to manage security as you can manage it in one place: the library or site, instead of on each file.

    This way too, if no other user has read access to the library or site, they won't see the list or site unless you have explicitly linked to it. If users try to access the content they will get an access denied error. Search results are security-trimmed, which means if a user does not have permissions to read or edit a file, the file will not appear in their search results.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:58 PM