1. Run the program by going to the start menu. In Windows 8 it would look like this:
2. The program will launch, and you will see the main "SharePoint Tru Auditor" Form
2. Fill in
Once you have populated all the fields in the form. Click on the "Generate Report" button. The output screen will display the status of the report job.
Once the report is complete, the app will provide two outputs.
1. A Site Tree Window showing a tree structure with the items it identified to have unique permissions.
2. A Full Excel Document Report which shows a very detailed report of the findings.
The report generates the tree view that shows all sites and lists or document libraries with broken inheritance (also referred to having unique permissions or fine-grained permissions). The tree view does not show items such as specific documents or list items. To view those you must open the Excel Report.
You may double click on a node in the tree to visit the site or library directly.
Tru Permissions Reporter will generate an Excel file with a complete report of everything under the starting location you specified in the URL. Opening the report will reveal the table below.
From this table, you are able to answer many questions about the permissions in SharePoint.
The report can be filtered by user, site group, or any field by using the drown down filters..
This report shows the effective permissions a user has on objects in SharePoint. But first what are effective permissions?
An effective permission is the final verdict the system makes on whether a user has access or SharePoint object or not. If a user is given read access AND full control access, the effective permission is that they have full control access. Full Control overwrites the read access.
Here's another example. If a user is in group called managers and managers has full control on a site, it may be hard from looking at the role assignments to know if that user has access, since the user is buried under the manager's group. In the effective permissions report, the user is tested against that site and the report will show exactly what kind of rights a user has regardless of how many groups he/she is nested under.
EntityTitle The name of the object in SharePoint
EntityType Identifies if this object is a site, list, or item. Web means a subsite.
UserOrGroupName The person or group name that has permission on that object
UserLoginName The internal User ID or Group ID of the person or group
UserOrGroupType Identifies if this is a group or User
Role The permission level assign to this user or group.
The report only shows items that have unique permissions. Items that inherit permissions from their parent do not show since they have the same permissions.
If you're interested in changing the report results or would like to see something else, please let us know.
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