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Anonymous access: OK? Iffy? Evil?

  Asked By: Gaurang    Date: Nov 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 656

Are there any best practices regarding enabling anonymous access to
Sharepoint sites?

We have requests to turn it on for a few sites. Mainly collaboration
sites where people want to share data publicly and don't want to have to
deal with adding dozens of unique accounts to do so.

My gut says that any anonymous access within SharePoint is potentially
opening up a can of worms, and I see bits here and there saying that to
have a secure SP install, you really shouldn't enable it, but nothing
concrete in terms of it turly is a bad idea or not. Anyone have any
specific links with more information on this subject?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Harihar Sonnad     Answered On: Nov 26

Don't forget that you can enable anonymous  access to a web application,
but then you still have to also enable  anonymous access  to the sites  and
libraries that exist within that web application. We will have a public
facing site that will be anonymous, but a lot of the content will
potentially be authenticated

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