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Row-level security for Sharepoint Lists

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Here's the situation.  I have a site collection that has several sites within it.  Each of the sites has different groups that are allowed to view the content.  The site collection uses FBA and I'd like to have the listing of sites to which the user can access appear on the home page of the site collection once they have logged in.  Is this something I can accomplish through Sharepoint lists?
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by:arduk
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Does the default navigation (ie tabs across the top, and links down left hand side) not handle this (assuming you are displaying sites below this site)? In my environment, if a user doesn't have permissions to view a site, then the link to the site will not be displayed...

You could also accomplish this by using a list of links - you would need to set permissions on each item in the list, so that only people with the permissions on the subsite, have permissions to read the list item.

Hope this helps...
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by:Justin Smith
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If you are talking about a web part on the page, and not the top and left navigation, you will need a custom web part.  You won't get this functionality out of the box.  

But honesly, since you only have one site collection, you should be able to use the out of the box navigation panes, which are security trimmed automatically.
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by:webmaister
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Have you tried enabling the publishing feature and then usin the content query web part?
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by:nsyyoung
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Have you tried the OOB table of contents web part?  It's a little clunky, but will show all sites a logged in user has rights to.
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by:JLEmlet
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Well, turns out that each of the "sites" is actually a separate "site collection."  I had to separate them to ensure security was maintained.  So can I do what I want to do given they are separate site collection within the same overall application.
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by:webmaister
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Not without a 3rd party web part that can roll up data across site collections.  If you allow custom web parts, check out Bamboo for one.
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by:nsyyoung
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I have a content editor web part that shows links to another site collection, does not have any chrome displayed, and is directed to a particular audience of one AD group.  It's among other CEWPs with similar links to other site collections, with one CEWP that acts as a heading for the whole bunch.  It looks fine, and is only a pain to change when a site collection is added or removed, but that's so rare, it's not really a pain.
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If you are happy with a list is manually maintained list, then I think the easiest way to achieve this would be to use a sharepoint list - there is a default sharepoint links list available which sounds like it will do what you want it to.

Create a list, and add an entry for each site collection you want to link to
Set the permissions on each entry individually, so that whoever has access to the destination site, will have read access to the list
Display the list on the home page of your top level site.

Couldn't be much easier....no 3rd party controls required, just using out of the box functionality...

Hope this helps...
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