SharePoint 2013 Active Directory Groups represented as c:0+.w|<SID> in UserInformation list instead of c:0+.w|Domain\Groupname RRS feed

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  • Hi

    We are running on SharePoint Server 2013.When we add AD groups as permissions, we see that the group name is being displayed properly in the permissions. Whereas when I click on the groupname I see the SID with the Sharepoint specific claims characters, instead of domain\groupname. I understand that the claims characters are because of claims mode. But I expected domain\groupname instead of SID. Is this the right behaviour.

    When I call SiteData.GetContent web service, I get the SID of the group name instead of the domain\groupname.

    Can someone please clarify?



    Friday, May 16, 2014 5:17 PM


  • Hi,

    Yes, the identity claim for an AD group is based on the SID of the group. The claim encoding for an Active Directory group consists of the following sections:

    •"c" for a claim other than identity
    •"+" for a group SID
    •"." for a string
    •"w" for a Windows claim

    More information:

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    • Marked as answer by Naga k Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:20 PM
    Monday, May 19, 2014 7:24 AM

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