Hello, I am running the 2012 version of Sharepoint. I am trying to hide a document library for all but a specific subset of users. I'm using a connected Active Directory domain for user management.
On the site in question I open up Site Contents > Document Library > Settings > Permissions for this document Library.
I remove permission inheritance. I remove all listed users and then add the three users I would like to have access to this document library.
I then created a dummy Active Directory account with no special permissions and logged in to the site to see if it has access to the documents. My dummy user can still open and see the library as well as download the documents. I want the library to be completely hidden or at the very least the documents not downloadable by users other than the ones I have specifically set.
The tutorial I followed to set this up was here https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/efc7415b-ec70-421e-899e-ff5938dcdaa7/how-to-hide-document-libraries-from-users-who-do-not-have-permission-to-access-the-library?forum=sharepointadminprevious
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.