Issue with Target Audience in Navigation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have an issue in the following scenario:

    1. We have a web application in the default zone set. This is implemented with windows authentication.

    2. We have the full control group to which we have added the domain

    3. We added a navigation link under the global navigation option. we set the target audience as "admin group" (the group with full control).

    4. Now we logged in as a user in the admin group (in our case its domain\administrator).

    5. The navigation url is not visible and the display name of the admin user is shown as "system account".

    Whether we missed out something. Please help.

    thanks in advance

    Veena R

    Veena Raju
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:39 PM


All replies

  • If this admin user is also the primary site collection administrator then they will show up as 'system account'. If possible I suggest you test will a different user who is not a site collection admin.
    Simon Rennocks | LinkedIn
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:47 PM
  • But we require the target audience to be set as the system administrator. We have a link called "Admin" in the navigation bar, which should be visible only to the system administrator. How can we achieve using target audience.

    Thanks in advance

    Veena R

    Veena Raju
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 1:18 PM
  • Hi,

    I have created an audience and add a link to be tarteted and it works fine. You can take the following steps to do it again.

    1. Configure the audience with Central Administration to add audience and add rule. For how to add an audience you can see the following documents.

    Add audience:

    Add rule:

    When you add rule please remember to set the value to the group name. You can type the group name and click search button in the people editor control.

    2. Add link to global navigation and specify the audience to the one you just created.

    Although the document above is about SharePoint 2007, it is also suitable for SharePoint 2010.

    Microsoft Online Community Support
    • Marked as answer by KeFang Chen Tuesday, June 14, 2011 8:53 AM
    Friday, June 10, 2011 3:14 AM
  • That resolved the issue. Acutally the issue is the audience to whom we need to make the link visible was the application pool account. So the user name displayed was System Account. So when we set the target audience as the sharepoint group and set the acutal name, it was not taking .

    Can you suggest or give me some useful links for the best practices as far as security is concerned for SharePoint. Like application pool account, service account , farm administrator account. ( in the windows authentication and forms authentication scenarios).

    Thanks in advance

    Veena R



    Veena Raju
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:17 AM