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Posts Tagged "Security"

How to create a custom permission level in SharePoint

I always advise my clients and loyal blog followers to stay out of the box as much as possible in SharePoint. The less deviation you have from the “norm,” the less headache it is for you and your colleagues down the road in terms of maintenance and memorizing who did what and why things do not work the way they should. That… keep reading >

Please stop making everyone a Group Owner!

This is @#$%^ frustrating. I often perform assessments for my clients, where I check the existing Teams/SharePoint site setup, security, info architecture, and other settings. I click on Group/Site Permissions, see 10 users being part of a group, and… all 10 are Group Owners. Let me explain why this is a bad idea and can lead to inadvertent intellectual property loss. Group… keep reading >

Why every SharePoint Site needs two Owners

When I work with clients, I often observe situations where there are tens or hundreds of SharePoint sites that have been created, and no one knows what the hell they are for and why they were created in the first place. This, unfortunately, can lead to some severe consequences, including loss of intellectual property. With this short post, I would like to… keep reading >

4 security roles of a SharePoint site

Fact: Understanding how security works in SharePoint continues to be the leading cause of high blood pressure among SharePoint users. OK, I just made it up, but judging by the number of questions and urgent emails I get from my clients and blog followers, this got to be the biggest matzo ball out there among those using SharePoint Online for collaboration. I… keep reading >

How to share a Custom List

A welcome addition to the Custom List lately was the ability to share it and give others easy access to view, edit, or manage it. Ironically, this is really not a new functionality – we could do this in the past. However, that required a Site owner to go behind the scenes, which most users did not even know about or shied… keep reading >