Target Audiences of Web Parts

In this article we can explore the Target Audiences property of web part. This is a less used property.

Scenario

You have a list which has N number of web parts. You need to hide web few parts based on the user role.

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How to achieve this?

Solution

You can use the property Target Audiences of web parts for this.

Steps

Please follow the steps below to experiment this feature. Create a new page & add 3 Image Viewer web parts into it.

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Following are the 3 web parts.

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Now add the above 3 images into Site Assets library and link them to the web parts.

Choose the Web Part > Edit Web Part > Advanced > Target Audiences Property to Site Owners, Site Members, Site Viewers groups respectively.

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Save changes. Now refresh the page.

Testing

If you are in the Site Owners group, you will see the following web part alone.

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If you are in the Site Members group, you will see the following web part alone.

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If you are in the Site Visitors group, you will see the following web part alone.
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This concludes our example with Target Audiences property.

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Power Users can use the Edit Page option to roll back the Web Part property. So preferably this method should not be exposed to them.

Summary

In this article we have explored the Target Audiences property.

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