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Target Audience issue of Webpart RRS feed

  • Question

  • In WSS3.0, How to assign target audience to webpart? I can't find it in webpart's advanced section of property pane.

     

    Saturday, February 2, 2008 9:12 AM

Answers

  • It depends on a few things.

     

    Did you write it yourself?  If so, then you can probably put some code in there that hides it based on the current user and his/her security profile. 

     

    If it's a standard web part, then that's harder for me.  My first thought we be to edit the page using sharepoint designer and try to wrap the web part inside some kind of java script that, via a magic call (ajax style) determine if the current user is supposed to see the part and then display or not display it.

     

    You could also consider upgrading to MOSS, of course.

     

    Others may have better solutions.

     

    HTH,

     

    --Paul Galvin, Conchango
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    Saturday, February 2, 2008 1:19 PM

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  • Audience targeting does not seem to be available in WSS. 

     

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX101758691033.aspx

     

    --Paul Galvin, Conchango
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    Saturday, February 2, 2008 12:43 PM
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    Hi Galvin,

     

    What can I do if I wanna assign some webpart to be accessible only for some specific group or users?

    Saturday, February 2, 2008 12:53 PM
  • It depends on a few things.

     

    Did you write it yourself?  If so, then you can probably put some code in there that hides it based on the current user and his/her security profile. 

     

    If it's a standard web part, then that's harder for me.  My first thought we be to edit the page using sharepoint designer and try to wrap the web part inside some kind of java script that, via a magic call (ajax style) determine if the current user is supposed to see the part and then display or not display it.

     

    You could also consider upgrading to MOSS, of course.

     

    Others may have better solutions.

     

    HTH,

     

    --Paul Galvin, Conchango
      RSS @ http://feeds.feedburner.com/PaulGalvinsSharepointSpace
      Web site @ http://paulgalvin.spaces.live.com

     

    Saturday, February 2, 2008 1:19 PM
  • hi, i am new in MOSS. i have a question. i created a content editor web part and targeted it to a sharepoint group using

    target audience option in advanced option of the webpart and targeted it to sharepoint group A. now i am a part of a nab group (example nab group B) so i added nab group B to sharepoint group A. but i still cannot see the created webpart.

    but when i add myself explicitly in sharepoint group A i was able to see the created CEWP.

     

    for illustration:

     

    Sharepoint group A >> Nab Group B >> george = CEPW not visible

     

    Sharepoint group A >> george = CEWP visible.

     

    i cannot add all users in nab group B they are too many around 2k people. so is there a way to fix this?

    Monday, March 3, 2008 3:11 AM
  • I would try adding groups A and B as distinct audiences as opposed to adding one group to the other then targeting to just one of those two audiences.

     

     

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 11:59 AM
  • we have about 10 CEWPs so targeting all would be a hassle also, for maintainability we cannot easily add groups to the cewp since it is hidden. the reason we created a sharepoint group.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 12:03 PM
  • Go to web parts link under settings, find your web part in the library, click edit properties symbol, click on manage permissions link, there you can assign your web part permissions to groups, you can create group based audiences this way.


    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:58 AM