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Checking the security group for the current user in SharepointPoint 2007 using Javascript/jquery and web services

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I am trying to add field level security to the view form of a sharepoint list.  I only want all fields to show if the user is the member of a specific group.  I need to make a web service call using javascript/ jquery that gets the security groups for the current user then compare them to a specific group.  
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Ted Bouskill earned 500 total points
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If you are applying security to data on the client (in JavaScript) it's too late because the user has access to the data.

Let Sharepoint do all the work.  Your query should be asking Sharepoint for the data and Sharepoint will apply permissions before returning the results based on the user accessing the page.

Security in a web application should never be applied on the client.
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In this instance I am trying to hide specific columns if the user is not part of a specific group.  I just ended up using the web service to pull permission for the current user then did a string search for the specific user group I was looking for
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Comment http:#34876838 is correct.  Security applied on the client can be changed.
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