You may get this business requirement in the one following scenarios:
– You want to exclude part of a page (for example static links in the Master Page) from being indexed by SharePoint Search
– Just hide page elements for a specific user
For the Search scenario in SharePoint 2010 there is the possibility of using a div with CSS class name equal to noindex for not having the content crawled, but this doesn’t work in MOSS 2007.
<div class=”noindex”>content no to be indexed</div>
SharePoint has a build in feature which filters content based on the security roles of the user: SPSecurityTrimmedControl.
But the is no class for content trimming based on the loged-in user account, and we will create it :). The advantage is that this should work both in SharePoint 2010 and MOSS 2007.
Phase 1: Development
The C# class doesn’t contain more than:
public class SPUserSecurityTrimmedControl : SPSecurityTrimmedControl
public string ExcludeUser
protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter output)
SPWeb site = SPContext.Current.Web;
if (site.CurrentUser.LoginName.ToLower() != ExcludeUser.Trim().ToLower())
Phase 2: Deployment
Basically the deployment process should have the following steps:
1) Deploy the DLL into GAC.
1) Go to the Site Collection’s WebConfig (usually in “C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\<host header><port number>“) and in the <SafeControls> XML tag add the following line:
<SafeControl Assembly=”Stadler.UserSecurityFilter, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=718119e36b4b9c5f” Namespace=”Stadler.UserSecurityFilter” TypeName=”*” Safe=”True” />
2) Add the following line in the Master Page (or another page… ).
<%@ Register Tagprefix=”UserTrimSecurity” Namespace=”Stadler.UserSecurityFilter” Assembly=”Stadler.UserSecurityFilter, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=718119e36b4b9c5f” %>
3) Within the Master Page add the following tags in order to be able to hide / show content based on the user.
<UserTrimSecurity:SPUserSecurityTrimmedControl ExcludeUser=”DENIS\user” runat=”server”>The text is not visible if you are loged in with <b>DENIS\user</b>. </UserTrimSecurity:SPUserSecurityTrimmedControl>
4) Check-In the Master Page and Approve It.
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