Solved

How do I find how many security principals are in my SharePoint site collection?

Posted on 2010-09-22
7
590 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
How do I find how many security principals are in my SharePoint site collection?
0
Comment
Question by:jcroexbd
7 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jcroexbd
ID: 33738147
Is it just this list?

../_layouts/user.aspx
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
manish_regmi earned 167 total points
ID: 33740588
go to Site Actions Under Users and Permissions
Click on Advanced Permissions
it opes of the page with User Information List
Click on Settings
there will be a link called
Permission levels
Where you can see all the permission levels
you can click on each of those permission levels to see the detailed permission settings
you can also create your own permission lever here.

Hope that Helps
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:irinuc
ID: 33743847
Sorry, but what exactly do you mean by "security principals"?
0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jcroexbd
ID: 33744775
Hi Manish, thanks for the reply, but that's not the list I was looking for.

irinuc,

I was hoping to figure out how many security principals were in my site collection.

Security principal threshold limit: Approximately 2,000 per ACL (Access Control List) on any securable object (scope)

What is a security principal?  "A security principal is an entity that can be positively identified and verified via a technique known as authentication.  Security principal accounts are Active Directory objects that are assigned unique security identifiers (SIDs).  A security principal account can be defined as a user account, group account[...] and is also assigned permissions to access certain network resources or Active Directory objects. " (Tech FAQ) [Oleson, Joel, SharePoint Joel, 2008, http://www.sharepointjoel.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=123 ]

0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:irinuc
irinuc earned 167 total points
ID: 33745194
I would say that Manish provided the right link in this case. That link shows the list of security principals that count against the 2000 limit.

If you want to see the entire list of accounts, groups that have permissions on any of the elements within the site collection (including subsites), I would say the easiest way may be so count the "user.aspx" list for each subsite not inheriting permissions. But I don't think these count agains the 2000 limit. Each subsite that does not inherit permissions would have it's own 2000 limit.

http://jopx.blogspot.com/2009/08/sharepoint-and-2000-principal-limit.html
I also liked the way the limitations are displayed here:
http://malcan.com/EN/Lists/Tips%20and%20tricks/DispForm.aspx?ID=5

just my thoughts
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:FastFngrz
FastFngrz earned 166 total points
ID: 33749718
That limit of 2000 is per securable object - each site, list, folder or item can have its own ACL - limited to 2k users/groups.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:jcroexbd
ID: 33771470
Thank you
0

Featured Post

Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

Join & Write a Comment

Last week I faced a strange issue recently, i have deployed SharePoint 2003 servers for one project and one of the requirements was to open SharePoint site from same server. when i was trying to open site from the same server i was getting authentic…
I recently came across an issue with a MOSS 2007 deployment where access into some sub-sites were denied, even for the MOSS farm administrators. A bit of background to the setup of this MOSS farm; this was a three server setup, consisting of a fr…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now