Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I don't want people requesting access to my stuff!!!

I haven't posted in quite some time. So I figure it is time to get back into adding to my blog. To kick things off I am going to keep it pretty simple today. I'll explain how to enable / disable access requests.

Essentially, when it comes to access requests, SharePoint 2010 works in two ways. First, if you deny access to a site, list, library, or what not, the system will conceal (permission trim) that object from your view. Assuming it is within the same site collection. Second, if you deny access but have management of access requests turned on it gives the user the opportunity to request access. This is done via an email communication to the owner.

To enable or disable this feature (using a Site as the example here) simply do the following  accordingly:
  1. "Site Actions | Site Permissions"
  2. Under "Permission Tools | Edit" you will see a category called Manage.
  3. Click on Manage Access Requests.
  4. Uncheck the "Allow requests for access" option and click OK.
That's it. It is a pretty simple process. With this option you can easily manage those folks who may need access that you were unaware of.