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Anonymous access on a folder in a doc. library that doesn't inherit

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Jul 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1394

I have a situation in which I have a document library that has several
folders in it.
Each folder has unique access permissions based on a user's role.
For example, one folder is called personnel and another is called sales.
I want sales to be able to view documents in the personnel folder but
not be able to add, modify or delete.
I know to do this, I can break inheritance at the folder level and
assign unique permissions on that folder.
The problem is that once inheritance is broken at the folder level, I
cannot give anonymous access to that folder.
I tried assigning specific permissions to that folder using the local
machine\IUSR account representing anonymous access and that didn't
work. I tried creating a domain account, assigning that account as the
anonymous access account in IIS and that also didn't work.

I am out of ideas.
Can anyone please help?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Vaasu Radhakrishna     Answered On: Jul 21

I'm not sure what you are trying to do is possible - do you really need
anonymous access, or would NT AUTHORITY\AUTHENTICATED USERS do the

Answer #2    Answered By: Brinda Bca     Answered On: Jul 21

Unfortunately no..
This portal will be public facing and functioning for both authenticated and
anonymous users..

Answer #3    Answered By: Sheryl Velez     Answered On: Jul 21

In that case you'll need to use separate document  libraries (instead of
folders) for items requiring anonymous  access.