Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:53 PM
Does anybody know where I can find some info on "Link o SharePoint" inner workings?
The problem that I'm trying to solve is the following:
I have a user with editor permissions on one site. He is trying to add a link in the page to another SharePoint page from a different site in the same site collection. When he tries to do this, he gets an Access Denied error message. The authentication inheritance on the collection is broken to site level.
I am trying to find out if this is normal behavior, and if yes, why?
Does it mean that if he would have access to see those pages he would also be able to edit them?
Thank you all.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:09 PM
Does the user have Read permission to the "another SharePoint page from a different site"?
Thanks, Soumya | MCITP, SharePoint 2010
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:20 PM
He does not. The sites are all anonymous. But it's impossible to predict which user will want to link to which page, and it would also be a hassle to go in and add permissions every single time they would need to.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:04 AM
what do you mean the sites are "anonymous". It sounds like this user is logging in and has different rights on different pages. in general, to edit a page, you should have at least designer rights I believe. To add stuff to lists and libraries, at least contributor. To view the page and download stuff, at least Reader.
it is possible to give anonymous users edit rights, which is usually reserved for special cases like commenting on blog posts, or filling out a form or list.
Monday, April 16, 2012 4:11 PM
To make myself clearer.
The user is trying to work with two pages:
- the page that he is editing (Page a). The page is part of a site to which he has appropriate editing access. He is trying to add a link in this page using the "Link > from SharePoint" menu option.
- the page o which e needs to link (Page b). This page is in a different site to which the user doesn't have and cannot be granted editing rights.
The problem is that going through process of adding the link, when the user clicks the Pages drop down in the second site, it gets an "Access denied" message. On the other hand, if trying to link to a page in the first site (the one to which the user has editor rights) he can finish the process with no restrictions.
Is this an expected behavior? One cannot link to a page using the "from SharePoint" method unless he/she has editing right to it?