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SharePoint Security Starts at Deployment

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

As the repository of a great deal of an organization’s sensitive data, it is imperative to ensure that your SharePoint web applications are set up properly from the moment of deployment. All the precautions taken to ensure appropriate user access to libraries and lists can be completely undone if security best practices at the administration level are neglected.

Security in Microsoft SharePoint starts at the time of deployment. Setting up the proper user accounts ensures the proper separation of responsibilities and activity auditing. Therefore, it is important to set up multiple user accounts with limited privileges. These accounts exist for specific administrative functions and nothing more. At minimum, there should be three different user accounts created to manage setup, SQL management, and for SharePoint farm administration.