Web applications management in SharePoint Server

Summary: Learn how to manage web applications in a SharePoint Server 2016 or SharePoint Server 2013 farm.

The following articles describe how to create and manage web applications in a SharePoint Server farm. These articles are written for farm administrators who will operate SharePoint Server. The articles also describe how to manage permissions and permission policies for a web application.

Content Description
Building blocks Manage permissions for a web application in SharePoint Server
Learn how to manage permissions for web applications in SharePoint Server.
Manage permission policies for a web application in SharePoint Server
Learn how policies provide a centralized way to configure and manage a set of permissions that applies to only a subset of users or groups in a web application.
Manage anonymous access for a web application in SharePoint Server
Learn how to manage anonymous access to sites and site collections within a web application.
Extend claims-based web applications in SharePoint
Learn how to extend an existing claims-based SharePoint Server web application into a new zone to surface content to different types of users.
Define managed paths in SharePoint Server
Learn how to add a managed path for a web application in SharePoint Server.
Cache settings operations in SharePoint Server
Learn about the available caches and the settings that can be configured for the BLOB cache, cache profiles, and object cache settings in SharePoint Server.

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Concepts

Administration of SharePoint Server