Reporting Server shows me a SharePoint link I can’t access

When you setup SQL Server Reporting Services [SSRS] in SharePoint Integrated mode, browsing http://servername/ReportServer will show you a directory listing view of SharePoint Site Collections that is security trimmed to you. However, there are some downsides to this view.  Users can probe through the directory structure of your site that they have read access to,…

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Testing SSL URLs when using SSL Termination

Here’s the situation, SSL is setup to terminate at the load balancer.  Sticky sessions are setup as well, so once you hit a particular WFE, your future requests are routed to the same box.  The problem is that there is not an easy way to validate that the sites are responding from a client machine,…

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Why is my control working even though I don’t have a SafeControl entry?

This one came as a surprise to me.  Customer pushes out a master page to all their site collections using a solution and feature.  The master page has a server control that renders some information, so the control should have a SafeControl entry in the web.config file.  Oddly enough, the sites render using the master…

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