How is security managed in SharePoint?

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  1. How is security managed in SharePoint?

    Authentication:
    SharePoint can run under various IIS modes to authenticate its users. The modes include: Anonymous, Basic, Integrated Windows or Certificates Authentication (over SSL).
    Authorization:
    SharePoint security facilitates the regulation of access privileges of users and groups as well.
    Impersonation:
    .NET Impersonation which is utilized by SharePoint allows an application to run under the context of the client accessing an application.
    Deployment and Code Access Security:
    .NET Code Access Security (CAS) provides a security model. It can restrict the operations that can be performed as well as the resources that can be accessed by managed code.

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