Configure security settings for Web Part pages

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Web Parts are reusable components that render sections of a SharePoint Web page. Users can change the look and functionality of SharePoint sites by customizing Web Parts.

  1. On the top navigation bar, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the Application Security section, click Security for Web Part pages.

  3. If the Web application for which you want to configure Web Part security settings is not displayed in the Web Application section, click the Web Application menu, and then click Change Web Application.

    • On the Select Web Application page, click the Web application for which you want to configure Web Part security settings.

  4. In the Web Part Connections section, select one of the following:

    • Allows users to create connections between Web Parts. Select this option to allow Web Parts to pass data or values from a source Web Parts to target Web Parts.

    • Prevents users from creating connections between Web Parts, and helps to improve security and performance.

  5. In the Online Web Part Gallery section, select one of the following:

    • Allows users to access the Online Web Part Gallery.

    • Prevents users from accessing the Online Web Part Gallery, and helps to improve security and performance.

  6. If you want to revert to the default Web Part security settings, click Restore Defaults.

  7. Click OK.

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