Sharepoint QuickLaunch / Toplink Security

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I have found that if I create several subsites in a site, and add them to the quicklaunch / toplink bar, only the ones my user has access to can be seen in the quicklaunch or toplink. However, if you do not do so through the create site wizard, and rather do so after the site has been created via site settings, it will show up in users lists who do not have access to that subsite.

Is there a way, without recreating the site, to fix this aweful problem?

This is SharePoint 2010 Foundation server running NTLM and Active Directory.
Question by:markterry
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    Assisted Solution

    The behavior is by design.  When you create navigation items via the GUI, SharePoint sees them as External links, and doesn't security trim.

    However, a good developer can create the links via PowerShell and set the "IsExternal" property to "False", to solve the problem.  No way to do this in the Foundation GUI.
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    Author Comment

    So, basically my only option is to recreate the site? can I run this isExternal on existing links, or delete the links to make them again with it?
    LVL 38

    Accepted Solution

    You dont have to delete any site.  Just delete the items from the navigation bar, and recreate the links with PowerShell.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks, I will figure out the syntax for doing it through powershell.

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