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How do you control access to content for anonymous users?

  Asked By: Cedrick    Date: Jan 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1232

Can anyone briefly describe or point me to some how-to documentation on this

You have a SharePoint farm with two web applications pointing at the same
content. One web application uses Windows authentication and is used to author
content. The other web application uses forms authentication with anonymous
access enabled.

How do you set it up so that the authors can control which content is available
to anonymous users on the other web application and which content is only
available to logged-in users? And what do the authors actually do to control
access to specific content (i.e. how do they grant or deny anonymous access)? Is
there a "group" they use?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Jan 03

This is a decent overview -
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Answer #2    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Jan 03

That's just what I was looking for. I was looking in TechNet when
I should have been looking in Office Online.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aastha Patel     Answered On: Jan 03

There is one minor point  missing from that article. The article only
describes how to make content  available down to the level of a list or
library. What if you are in a publishing site and you want certain pages to
require a user to login, or access  to certain files or list items in an
anonymous access list/library to be restricted to logged on users  only?
There is a way to do this, but its not described in the article. To
restrict certain items to non-anonymous access only in an anonymous  access
location do the following. Simply turn off permission inheritance on that
one file or list item. Permissions in sharepoint  can be set  all the way
down to the individual item level, but anonymous access can only be set down
to the list or library level. Since anonymous access is inherited and since
its not available at the individual item level if you set specific
permissions to an individual document, page or list item then it will always
require you to login to access that item.

Answer #4    Answered By: Akshay Gupta     Answered On: Jan 03

The other thing that was missing from my original scenario is that we need to
enable anonymous access  on the internal-facing web  application, even though we
don't actually want anyone to access it anonymously, to make the anonymous
access options show up in the UI.

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