Join Spike Xavier for an in-depth discussion in this video Site access, part of SharePoint 2013 Security for Users.
- I want to talk about accessing content now we'll start by talking about accessing a site. So I'm signed in as me, Spike, I'm a site collection administrator along with user a for a Site. On the b Site, which is a totally different site collection, I'm a site collection administrator along with user b, and on the c Site, I'm a site collection administrator along with user c. So I can get to all of the sites no problem, but now what I'm going to do is, I'm going to sign in as user a, and I'm going to try and access site a, so if I take a look here and I click Site action Site settings, Site permissions, and I click Site Owners, I'll see that user a is in the Site Owners group.
In fact, if I click Site Action, Site Settings, and I click Site Permissions, and then I click this Site Collection Administrators link, I'll see that actually myself and user a are the site collection administrators on this site collection, if I do the same thing on site b, Site Action, Site Settings, Site Permissions, Site Collection Administrators, user b and myself are the site collection administrators on this site collection, and then on site c, or site collection c here, I will click Site Actions, Site Settings, Site Permissions, and in this one, user c is the site collection administrator.
So basically, I've made user a, user b, and user c along with myself site collection administrators of their respective sites. Let's see what happens if I try and access the homepage of each of these sites logged in as user a. So I'm signed in as user a, remember user a is the site collection administrator on this site collection, the a Site, I'm at the homepage of the top level site of that site collection, and I can get in there no problem. Let's see what happens if I try and go to the homepage of the top level site of the site collection that I gave to user b.
Sorry, this site hasn't been shared with you. I'm not given any access to this site collection. I would have to be given access by user b or by myself, cause I'm a site collection administrator there. Let's see what happens if I go to site c, which is myself and user c are site collection administrators there. Again, sorry, this site hasn't been shared with you. So I have to at least be given some level of access to even get to the site, and this really points out the idea that each site collection is truly an island unto itself when granting access, and unless a former tenant administrator has done something above the level of the site collection, I'm going to be able to control who can get to what within a site collection where I'm designated as either the site collection administrator or in the case of the top level side if I'm a site owner or any site within there.
So controlling access to the sites, I have to be even granted access at that level if I even want to get to the homepage.
- Understanding authentication and authorization
- Configuring groups and permission levels
- Accessing the site, lists and libraries, and documents
- Restricting access
- Building custom security levels
- Creating roles for site users and site publishers
- Viewing group membership
- Managing access requests
- Showing and hiding content with audiences and views
- Planning worksheets