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How to Set Permissions on a FrontPage Web on IIS

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This article describes how to set permissions using FrontPage on aFrontPage Extended Web that resides on an IIS Web Server. The article alsoadvises how to set your initial permissions optimally.
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On an IIS Web server on an NTFS partition, the Everyone group has FullControl access by default. Therefore, when you install the FrontPageServer Extensions, FrontPage detects that the Everyone group has FullControl access to the content folder and adds theEveryone group, with its permissions, to the FrontPage Extended Web. Atthe same time, FrontPage reduces the permissions of the Everyone group toBrowse access. However, even though the Everyone group has been reduced toBrowse access, it is not recommended to set initialpermissions this way. Use the following steps to set your initialpermissions:

  1. Using FrontPage, open your Web that resides on the IIS Webserver.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Security, and then clickPermissions.
  3. On the Groups tab, remove the Everyone Group if it islisted.
  4. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  5. On the Tools menu, click Security, and then clickPermissions.
  6. Click the Users tab and on thebottom of the tab, select the radio button for Everyone has browseaccess.
  7. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  8. After making this change, you should find that your Web is stillbrowsable, but accounts that have not explicitly been granted permission,cannot open the Web.
After removing the Everyone group, you can add accounts to the Web forAuthoring or Administering the FrontPage Web. There are three permissionsettings that you can choose from for your groups and individual accounts:Browse, Author, and Administer. Accounts that have Browse permissioncannot open the Web in FrontPage, but can browse the content. Accountsthat have Author permission can open the Web and edit the contents of theWeb in FrontPage. Accounts that have Administer permission can open theWeb, edit the contents of the site, create new subwebs or nested Webs, andmodify permissions on the Web in FrontPage. To add new accounts withBrowse, Author, or Administer permissions, do the following:
  1. Using FrontPage, open your Web that resides on the IIS Webserver.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Security, and then clickPermissions.
  3. Click the Users tab.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. In the Obtain List From: box, select the server or domainfrom which you want to add accounts.
  6. Under Names:, select the accounts you want to add withpermission to this Web and click Add>>.
  7. Under Allow users to: select the level of permissions forthe accounts you added.
  8. Click OK.
  9. If you need to edit permissions for any account, select theaccount and click the Edit button.
  10. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  11. You can follow the same procedures listed above for adding newgroups with permission to the Web.
  12. Remember, when you add new accounts and groups to your Web, makesure not to add the IUSR_computername account, the Everyone group, or anygroup that contains the IUSR_computername account.
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Article ID: 216705 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 12:50:29 - Revision: 3.0

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