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SharePoint 2013 For Dummies by Ken Withee

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Chapter 14

Securing Your SharePoint Site

In This Chapter

arrow Managing groups in SharePoint

arrow Handling security for apps, documents, and items

arrow Giving access to administrators

arrow Checking user permissions

SharePoint is a great tool for storing documents and managing calendars and contacts. But how do you know that your information is secure? Although your IT department makes sure that your network and servers are secure, managing the security for your SharePoint content falls on you as the site administrator.

When securing your site, you need to perform three basic tasks. I list them here in the order of the frequency you perform these tasks, from most often to seldom:

check.png Managing SharePoint group membership: When it comes to that dreaded time to manage SharePoint security, what you really need to be thinking is, “To which SharePoint group do I need to add this person?” If you don’t have an existing group and you find yourself descending into a morass of permission levels, inheritance, and other ...

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