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Note that Internet Explorer by default uses NTLM/Kerberos credential pass-through. This means
that the feed will be able to autoupdate only if you are logged in to the local machine with the same
account that you use for SharePoint. You can change the username/password used (if it’s different
from your Windows account) by editing the feed’s properties.
A lot of third-party RSS viewers, including other web browsers and custom applications, are
available as well, if you would rather use something other than IE.
S E A R C H A N D O F F L I N E A VA I L A B I L I T Y
As shown in Figure 9.29, you can disable search indexing if you don’t want this site or any of
its contents to show up in search results. Note that Search is already permissions-aware, and
users will not see results they do not have permission to see. In general, it’s OK to leave indexing
turned on (even on sites with private information) because unauthorized users can’t search the
site anyway. However, sites using fine-grained permissions or connected web parts with
different permissions can allow unauthorized users to see restricted items in their search results.
FIGURE 9.29
Search and ofline
availability
Fine-grained permissions restrict parts of a site above and beyond the main site permissions.
For example, suppose you have a document library (with certain inherited permissions) and you
decide to change the permissions on one document item in the library to make it more
restrictive than the rest of the library. In that case, users with permission to the document library
could see this restricted document in their search results. They won’t be able to open it (the link
will fail), but even seeing the name of the document could be a security concern.
Another security concern occurs when web parts link to another web part containing
different permissions. For example, a Contacts list (with relatively open permissions) connected
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