Managing user access within SharePoint is a chore, but reducing permissions sprawl (way too many people having access) and keeping access organized and up-to-date is critical if you want to really understand what SharePoint resources are being used, and who is using them.
Unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons, SharePoint is often out-of-date when it comes to permissions.
- Lots of users with management permissions having the rights to change permissions and assign permissions to other users
- No native reporting tools within SharePoint that allow admins to detect effective rights to head off problems
Both contribute to the SharePoint “zoo.”
At the very least, admins need a tool that allows them to baseline permissions, certify ownership, evaluate effective rights, and take immediate action to fix security holes. But wouldn’t it be nice if SharePoint admins / users had a “self-service” model for SharePoint clean-up?
StealthAUDIT for SharePoint, STEALTHbits’ solution, features a comprehensive, 4-step workflow to do just that:
- We baseline the permissions
- We identify the probable owners of sites
- We talk to the probable owners to get answers to permissions questions
- We analyze the results and recommend next steps based on them
And it’s all done from within a single tool.