Sunday, May 10, 2009

Restricting users to see other's information

By default, if you have even Read permission to sharepoint site, you can easily see other's details by clicking on People and Group link. May not be a good idea, if people are storing their personal information.Thanks God, there is a way to restrict it.

1. Login as site owner
2. Navigate to people and group
3. Click on Site Permissions
4. Navigate to Settings > Permission Level
5. Select the permission level ( in my case Read )
6. Un-check Browse User Information ( View information about users of the Web site.)

Un-checking Browse User Information permission will also take away Check Edit Personal User Information ( Allows a user to change his or her own user information, such as adding a picture.) permission , so users will not be able to view/edit their own information. You can design a webpart to do that separatly.

You are all set. Comments ?


Srini Sistla May 14, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

Our requirement seeks to have users seek their own atleast. So, i had to come up with this post to overcome. This is not so good solution but helping us for the time being until we find a good one.