Quicknote: SharePoint "My Links"

I recently was asked to look at an issue where some users were seeing “You are not authorized to view this page” on pages that had webparts that used SharePoint profiles. It turns out that this was because the “Personal Features” permission was turned off in the SSP (this was to disable “My Links” on pages). The resolution steps were as follows

  • Go to SSP
  • Click Personalization services permissions link
  • See if NT Authority\Authenticated Users is added – if not add accordingly and give that group the “Personal Features” permission.
  • (I also need to recycle app pool / iisreset)

(Note that this will reactivate “My Links” – it is probably best to hide this with some css etc).

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