SharePoint Web Services Exposed to Anonymous Access Users

Accidentally found my SharePoint Test environment’s web services URLs are exposed in Google as anonymous access! and I was able to access the web services anonymously! Even though SharePoint web services exposed by anonymous access, SharePoint will not allow anyone to do beyond their access rights. Say for e.g. In order to…

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Security Trimmed Top Navigation Menu Using Custom Sitemap Provider for SharePoint

Some time back shared my experience on creating consistent top navigation in SharePoint. Now, added with that, there is a requirement to make the Top navigation Security Trimmed! Alright, to fulfill this requirement all we need to do is: Create our own sitemap provider which does the job of security trimming. Lets…

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Configuring SSL Certificates in SharePoint – Step by Step

Introduction SSL certificates provide secure connectivity between client-server. Setting up HTTPS in SharePoint 2010 sites is a security addition. Generally, it’s a best practice to secure SharePoint Central Administration and External web applications with SSL (HTTPS access). This article covers: How to configure SSL certificates in SharePoint 2010 for HTTPS access. There…

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SharePoint Farm Passphrase: What is that? How to Reset?

What is Farm Passphrase? Farm Phrase is a new security feature introduced in SharePoint 2010. When you need to join the new server to an Existing SharePoint farm, you need to enter this Farm Phrase password. While adding a new server via psconfig wizard, You have to enter the Farm’s pass phrase,…

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Configure Access Requests in SharePoint 2010/2007

Configure/Enable-Disable Access Requests in SharePoint Access Request feature enables users to request access to a site directly through SharePoint when they get an access denied page. By default SharePoint configures the access requests for a particular site collection to go to the person who created it. This configuration is for the entire…

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How to Restrict Users from Switching Views in SharePoint?

Yes, that was a common requirement from our SharePoint users! They want to restrict other users from changing views from the views drop-down in SharePoint. Here is how we can make it happen: Browse to the target list or library Click on Site Action Menu > Edit Page On the Web Part Click Edit >…

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How to Hide User Names in Created by, Modified by Fields in SharePoint?

Requirement:  Had to provide complete anonymous entries in SharePoint task list by masking user names (as in SharePoint Surveys). Here is the Trick: There is a Property for SharePoint List, called “ShowUser”. we can set that to “False” using PowerShell or C# object model. PowerShell script to Hide User Names in SharePoint:…

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