Configure Farm-Level Security
Farm-level security covers broad-stroke security adjustments to the farm and service applications. This section first introduces how to delegate administrative duties to other farm administrators. We then introduce managed accounts and provide the steps for creating, editing, and deleting these accounts. Lastly, you’ll see how you can assign managed accounts to SharePoint components.
NOTE A strong security posture also includes securing the server along with the ports and protocols used. An excellent starting resource is the article “Plan Security Hardening (SharePoint Server 2010)” on TechNet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262849.aspx.
Configuring Farm Administrators
Farm administrators are responsible ...