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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Implementing BDC Security Options

This section introduces the security options that are available when you use the BDC—in particular, authentication, authorization, and access control. Authentication is the process by which you verify that a user is who he or she claims to be; authorization is the process of finding out whether the user, once authenticated, is permitted to access the data; and access control is how you will manage access to the business data exposed using the BDC.

To understand the BDC security options, it is important to understand the roles of the application pool and the search content access accounts. The following list summarizes key points to keep in mind about the BDC:

  • When the business data is exposed through the BDC on ...

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