could someone help me with a very basic (idiots) guide to the difference & interaction in SharePoint between a 'web application' and a site/site collection. And when it comes to access related permissions, e.g. who can access a document uploaded to a site, e.g. https:\\ourcompany\sites\ourteamsite
- are access control related permissions typically set per site, or per 'web application'. If that was your concern (permissions) do you need to be focusing on 'site level' permissions, rather than the 'web applications' level permissions? Or where would you apply access control permissions in such a setup, generally?
I am trying to understand if your sharepoint server typically acts as a glorified file server, where lets say each team in the company has a locked down area for sharing files amongst their direct team colleagues, and each individual in the company has a personal area for files only accessible to them, and each of these areas are essentially 'sites' in sharepoint, then what exactly is a 'web application' in regards to sharepoint? is it in my link above, the https:\\ourcompany
, which basically represents a collection of sub sites? I ran the cmdlet get-spwebapplication and all it essentially returns is a list of URL's.