A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Thursday, September 1, 2005

SPS 2003: How to access users in members web part?

SharePoint Tip


Audience: Beginners

Question: Members web part shows all the users in my site but when i click a user to see details, it asks for a password and after i enter my username and password, i am refused access to the user details. Why? I have admin rights in the site.
You must have at least "Reader" rights on the portal. It doesn't matter if you have admin rights in the site itself but if you dont have rights at the portal level, then you can not see user details in the members web part. Clicking on a user in the members webpart takes you to the personal site (public view) of that user and if you dont have atleast "Reader" rights on the portal then you can not access the personal site of any user. This question is frequently asked by new SharePoint users so next time, if you face this situation, ask you SharePoint administrator to give you rights at the portal level.



Good luck

-SSA