I'm using SharePoint 2010.
I have a custom user control on a publishing page layout. When an authenticated user visits a page that uses the page layout everything works fine. When an anonymous user visits a page that uses the page layout, the content that should come from the user control is not shown. After some debugging I determined that the page life-cycle events (i.e. Render and CreateChildControls) are not firing on the user control when an anonymous user visits the page.
Anyone experienced this before?