A quick story. Two blogs run the same poll about securing SharePoint using groups. One blog is SharePoint-centric. The other blog is Active Directory-centric. The question that has been on everybody’s mind is, how will the results differ?
The question was simple: do you use Active Directory groups, SharePoint groups or both to secure site access in SharePoint? Only three answers are possible though I really wish I had some more data like organization size and BPOS usage to break the data down further. But since I don’t here are the answers to our AD-centric poll:
4 out of 56 (7%) respondents said SharePoint groups only, while 32 out of 56 (57%) used Active Directory groups exclusively. To my mind, the pertinent number is that almost 93% of respondents used Active Directory groups in whole or in part.
To contrast that to SharePointEduTech’s poll, they have 51% using Active Directory groups only, 36% using a combination, and 13% using SharePoint groups only. It’s close but understandably a bit skewed to our target audiences. In either case, between 87 and 93% of you are using Active Directory groups to secure SharePoint and that is a big number.
I’ve closed the poll in the sidebar but would be absolutely thrilled to give your organization a demonstration on how to ensure accuracy of those Active Directory groups that everyone uses and make sure that SharePoint is as secure as possible. Contact us now!