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Monday, October 31, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Lockdown Mode (Via Zubair Alexander )

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 has a feature called ViewFormPagesLockdown, or some people simply refer to it as the SharePoint lockdown feature. Fortunately, the feature also works with SharePoint Server 2010.

The lockdown feature is useful if you have a site collection that is configured for Anonymous access on a Publishing site and you want to lock it down so Anonymous users don’t have access to the Forms page (e.g. http://ServerName/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx). You might also be able to take advantage of this feature in another way. For example, if you ever run into an issue on a Publishing Portal configured for Anonymous access where users are unable to post comments (which are stored in a List) on a blog site then the lockdown feature can be disabled, which will result in allowing Anonymous users to post comments. Normally, people won’t have problem posting comments on a blog site unless it is a Publishing site, in which case they will get a prompt to enter user credentials. In such a scenario you can disable the lockdown feature.

NOTE: By default, all publishing sites have the ViewFormPagesLockdown feature enabled.

You can either use stsadm.exe or PowerShell to enable this feature. I prefer to use PowerShell. If you want more detailed information on how to use stsadm.exe, Microsoft’s Tyler Butler has documented it here for MOSS 2007.

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