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Mixed security sharepoint sites and customization

  Asked By: Dontae    Date: Aug 31    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 864

We are trying to set up a SharePoint site that will mimic an existing
external web site. The site has public areas and secured areas (requiring a
login/password). We'd also like to add personalization to the site so that
once someone does log in, they no longer get the public version of the site,
but a version that gives them access to everything based on the group they
belong to.

I've experimented with making the default site anonymous, but that becomes
an issue when someone who wants to log in and make changes - they really
don't have a place to "Log In".

Any ideas on this? I would like to make the entire default site anonymous,
and provide a"Log In" link that would ask for their windows authentication.
Once they have been verified, they would essentially "switch" to the secure
site and see all the links they have access to.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tyron Calderon     Answered On: Aug 31

This is the default  configuration of WSS. When you first browse to the
home page you will see a "Sign In" button. If you don't click it you
will proceed as the anonymous  user. If you click it, depending on your
IE settings, you may be automatically logged into the site  or you may be
prompted to enter your credentials as if you had come to a non-anonymous

Answer #2    Answered By: Irvin Foley     Answered On: Aug 31

I've started going down the "Sites only" path to implement this, so it
looks like I'm not far off.

How does the security  model change with both WSS and SPPS? I tried
navigating to http://localhost/SiteDirectory/default.aspx directly
when I first launch the client browser, but it still prompts me for
the user/password. (I don't have anonymous access  turned on - is that

Answer #3    Answered By: Deonte Stein     Answered On: Aug 31

Probably, try enabling anonymous access  in IIS and SharePoint Portal
Server and see if it works the way you expect.

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