I'm working on an area of my SP 2010 Server site (based on publishing template) that is open to anonymous users and includes a discussion board.
I have a page that includes a web part to show the discussion board list of posts (or topics), which works when the user is anonymous. However, when they click a link to view the content of a post, they are prompted to log in.
Ideally we want the post list and the post content views to be available to anonymous users, but replying to and creating posts requires the user to log in, and be a member of a specific group.
i.e. this URL would be viewable to all users - anonymous or logged in: .../community/Developer/Lists/Forums/Flat.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fcommunity%2FDeveloper%2FLists%2FForums%2FTesting%20Permissions%20for%20true%20public%20space&FolderCTID=0x01200200783F7E4A16B68A47A9251FBDA8BB2D99
For the List permissions I have
Name: Anonymous Users Type: Anonymous Users Permission Levels: View Items Name: Developer Members Type: SharePoint Group Permission Levels: Contribute, Read
Is it possible to do as I want?