Searching according to page permissions

You can set the smart search to filter out results for pages that users are not allowed to access:

  1. Open the Pages application.
  2. Select the page containing the web part you use to get and display search results (Smart search dialog with results or Smart search results).
  3. Switch to the Design tab and configure the web part (double-click).
  4. Enable Check permissions in the Page filter category.
  5. Click OK.

With the Check permissions property enabled, the search results display pages according to the read permissions of individual users.