Is there a way to apply Audiences to Best Bets? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a web based in-house system with lots of pages that I would like to be returned in our SharePoint portal searches. Keywords/Best Bests would be ideal except that some of the pages I want to return as Best Bets are not availalbe to all users.  Is there any way I can put privileges control (security) on the individual Best Bets so only, say, a given audience sees them returned in searches?

    Thanks for your help.

    Kirsten Mayer
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:41 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Yes, this is possible but first you need to create audience from SSP and then target audience for best bets webpart.

    Below 2 articles may help you.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263065%28office.12%29.aspx   -- > Create audience

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/target-content-to-specific-audiences-HA010169053.aspx  --> Target a webpart to an Audience

    Best Regards, Ashok Yadala
    • Proposed as answer by Pratik Vyas Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:36 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Kirsten Mayer Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:44 PM
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:20 AM
  • Hi Ashok,

    I'll explain my problem in more detail.  I have, for example, 3 pages that I want returned in searches:


    Accounts Administration

    Accounts Report

    I want to add all 3 page links as best bets for the keyword "Accounts" however, while everyone can access the "Accounts" page, only some can access "Accounts Administration" and only some people of a different group can access "Accounts Report".  I want only those who can access each page to see the link to each page returned within the Best Bets webpart.

    Similarly, I also have many other pages that I would like to add as best bets so that different groups of people can see each of those links or none of them as their audience or sharepoint or AD group membership dictates.

    So I can't just put an audience on the entire Best Bets web part.

    Regards, Kirsten

    Kirsten Mayer
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:51 PM
  • Hi,

    As far as i know, Security trim wont work on best best ( where as normal search does the security trimming ). all the users can see these 3 links within best bets but they get access denied when they click on the links to which they dont have access to.

    Target audience on individual items within best bets web part is not possible.

    I'm not sure if your requirement can be achieved through some custom code.

    Please let me know if i misunderstood your problem.


    Best Regards, Ashok Yadala
    Friday, April 1, 2011 3:42 AM
  • Looks like you understand it now :)

    Kirsten Mayer
    Friday, April 1, 2011 3:45 AM
  • > Looks like you understand it now :)

    Does this mean that he answered your question in his post ?


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, April 1, 2011 11:06 AM
  • No,

    He understands the problem but has not provided a solution.  He only suggests that I'd have to look at custom code and doesn't know if that would work.



    Kirsten Mayer
    Sunday, April 3, 2011 10:36 PM