Anonymous authentication allows any user to access public content without providing information about the user's identity. The user is not challenged for user name or password, but may be tracked by means of cookies and session state.

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How can we use a different masterpage for annoymous and authenticated users?

Is there a way to load a different master page if I can identify the user to be annonymous?
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SharePoint 2013 and anonymous access problem

We run into following problem: We have application, that makes authenticated calls to sharepoint 2013 REST services (PUT and GET). Everything works well, when anonymous access is turned off. But we ...
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SPF2010 Theme not getting applied for anonymous users

Working on a public facing SharePoint Foundation 2010 site with anonymous access enabled. Anonymous/authenticated access to content works as expected without problems so far. Recently I went into ...
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REST ListData service and anonymous authentication

I’ve been trying to use ListData.svc to get a REST feed from a list (actually a pages library) using something like: ...
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Anonymous access: Add an Item to List without allowing to View the List

I'm creating a 'Contact Us' webpart with form to allow anonymous user to send a message which will be added to a SharePoint List. However I cannot grant the anonymous user the permission to Add ...
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QueryService.Query anonymous access

I'm building a web application that is based on Microsoft Search Server 2010 and uses its web services. I need to be able to search as an anonymous user. So I have enabled anonymous access for my SP ...
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JSOM for anonymous users

I am writing a public facing web site in sharepoint 2010 and using JSOM to access data from lists, Things are working and now trying to deploy on production server, server has strict security settings ...
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Zones, AAM, Host Headers,

I am getting really confused as when to use AAM and when to use header. I wish there was table to list scenarios and based on that you would pick AAM or host headers. Same thing I am trying to ...
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Allowing anonymous access to sub-sites?

I want to open the site up for public viewing, which I've done by going Site Permissions -> Anonymous Access -> Entire Web Site The problem is, I have some sub-sites because I wanted a drop down ...
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Microsoft Office 365 Sharepoint issue

When I am logged in through the edit mode my web part (Summary link webpart) displays fine. However when logged out the Summary link webpart displays the error below: Unable to display this Web ...
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Anonymous Access users can't submit InfoPath 2010 form to Form Library

We have a public-facing SharePoint 2010 Enterprise server hosting a Publishing Portal site running InfoPath Forms Services. We have an InfoPath Form on the server which submits to a Form Library. This ...
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Anonymous access in cross-site publishing scenario leads to login prompt (401)

I have published a pages library via cross-site publishing. The catalog was published with the "Allow anonymous access" setting enabled. In a separate public-facing web application there is a ...
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Give anonymous access to explicit page in document library

I have the following situation (SharePoint 2010): A document library contains publishing pages. Anonymous access is enabled. The publishing pages are separeted in folders. Now i have the situation ...
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SharePoint Online office 365, Can we have multiple site collections with anonymous access enabled

Can we have multiple public anonymous access site collections in a tenant
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How to prevent IE from logging me in by default?

I'm trying to test the anonymous version of my SharePoint portal, but every time I log-out and close the browser, when I reopen the browser, I'm logged back into the portal (automatically). How do I ...
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Anonymous Access only for some sites. (SPS 2010)

We host a neat little SP 2010 solution, my coworker and I developed, on the net. On the root site, you have some news and a login-webpart. (FBA) For everything else, you need to be logged-in. So far, ...
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Chart web part error for anonymous users?

I'm trying to connect the SharePoint 2010 Chart Web Part to SharePoint list. It's all good but anonymous can't see the chart and I get this error: Object reference not set to an instance of an ...
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sharepoint 2013 anonymous 401 UNAUTHORIZED

I have a web application that i created on sharepoint 2013 I have enabled anonymous access according to this link: Central Admin -> Manage web application -> Authentication Providers -> Default -> ...
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SharePoint Designer 2013 Anonymous Access Required

I have stumbled over a problem that doesn't seem to have a clear answer according to all documentation and forum threads I've found. According to this, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2758431, in ...
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Windows Auth + Anononymous + Custom Application in SP Web App in IIS = SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser - null for authenticated users

The Issue There is a forum application (YetAnotherForum) that is integrated with SharePoint and allows posting (and other things) for authenticated users in SharePoint. It has a customized ...
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Permissions error in IE 8 but not Firefox 6.0.2?

I am using the Javascript Client Object model to access some information from a list. Below is the code I am using: function getDeptInfo(id) { //var value = ...
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How to enable anonymous access to page in sharepoint 2010?

I have a SharePoint site which contains two pages. I don't want to enable anonymous access for the home page of this site but I do want to do it for the other pages it contains. How is this done?
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Anonymous access on Sharepoint 2010, pages created using Visual Studio

How do we make the pages what we created using Visual Studio inherit permissions? They work fine when the person is signed on, but when they are anonymous, you cannot access the pages. How do I get ...
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Anonymous access to WSDL of custom web service

I developed and deployed a custom web service to "layouts" folder. I can call it without problems from a .net application with NTLM validation. But I need call it from a java application with ...
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Log in all anonymous users as one authenticated user?

I would like to catch anonymous users on our SharePoint 2010 site and automatically log them in as a single specific user. Any ideas? I can currently intercept the Application_AuthenticateRequest ...
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anonymous access and listdata.svc

We are trying to use an ajax call to get list data for an anonymous site. We are using this on our intranet site and it works well. We build an html file that calls the list service (via ajax) and we ...
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Hiding data from anonymous users in SharePoint Foundation 2010 site

I manage a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site, hosted by a web hosting company, that is an Internet-facing site. Most of the lists (Calendar, Announcements, etc.) are for public (anonymous) consumption. ...
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Anonymous user search results returning null on SharePoint 2010 public facing site

We have two websites 1)Internal and 2)External. The external website is extended from the internal website. I can see the search results when I search on the internal site, but I am getting 0 results ...
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JSOM Anonymously CAML query list items

I am attempting to query a list using CAML via JSOM and am getting the error message The method "GetItems" of the type "List" with id "{GUID}" is blocked by the administrator on the server. I have set ...
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Grant Anonymous Access to Lists/Libraries at Office 365

Is there some way I could grant anonymous access on a public sharepoint site? I know that most of you would say that I just had to set this website to online (he is still set as offline), but my ...
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Anonymous Authentication doesn't work in SharePoint 2010 Extended application

Am new to SharePoint, Am not a SP developer, i do only administration. My question is very simple and straight regarding configuring a SP application in SP2010. I created a default application with ...
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Claim Based authentication on SharePoint 2013 and “Integrated Security”

I have a problem with a SharePoint 2010 application that now runs on SharePoint 2013. The application has been converted and seems to have no problem "from a code" point of view. The problem comes ...
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Getting automatically inlogged to the anonymous site

I have a SharePoint server 2010 development machine where I have extended the web application so the site can be accessed anonymously to do my tests. Now let's say that i go into ...
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Turn on Anonymous blog comments

I've created an anonymous blog subsite. My root site is also anonymous. I can access default.aspx anonymously, but not /Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1 I've tried breaking permission inheritance and ...
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SPF2010 Blog displays “Alert Me” for anonymous users

Working on a public facing SharePoint Foundation 2010 site with anonymous access enabled. Anonymous/authenticated access to content works as expected without problems so far. Accessing the Blog with ...
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Users keeps getting Access denied until Enabling/disabling anonymous access

We have 3 web applications in our SharePoint 2013-intranet solution. Two of them works fine. On the third one "sometimes" users get Access denied. This includes farm admin users as well. After ...
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Draft item security Any user who can read items but not anonymous

I have a list which has the following settings: Content Approval: Enabled Versioning: Enabled (Major and Minor) Draft Item Security: Any user who can read items This list resides in an anonymous ...
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Can you use Anonymous Access on Host Named Site Collections in a Claims Based Web Application?

We have a Claims Based Web Application which hosts various Host Named Site Collections. One of these sites requires Anonymous Access. I have applied AA to the Web Application and activated it on the ...
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Anonymous user when subscribing to RSS feeds for a List on an Internet facing site throws “An unexpected error has occurred”

I have an Internet facing SharePoint 2010 site collection which has anonymous access enabled, the list is set to view items for anonymous users. The anonymous users can view the list, but when you ...
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How Do I Allow Unique Permissions and Anonymous Access?

I have a situation in Sharepoint where we have departments with different folders, we want everyone to have access to these folders to read but only each department head to have write access to their ...
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Hiding SharePoint 2013 ribon and Site Contents page for anonymous users

How can I hide ribbon for anonymous users in SharePoint 2013? I also want to make sure anonymous users can not see Site Contents page.
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Access denied even though AllowAnonymousAccess is true

I have a weird problem. I'm making an application page public using protected override bool AllowAnonymousAccess { get { return true; } } I use the same ...
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How can I prevent anonymous users from seeing unapproved blog comments?

Anonymous users are able to post a blog comment, but are able to see unapproved comments that are simply draft items on the Comments list. This seems like a bug that MS simply has not addressed yet. ...
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How to programmatically determine if anonymous access is enabled for a SharePoint 2010 Web Application using C#?

In Central Administration\Manage Web Applications, there is the ability to enable anonymous access on a web application through the authentication providers. Is there a way to programmatically ...
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Anonymous access for blog sites not working in SP2010

I've followed the steps found across the web for enabling anonymous access to a SharePoint 2010 instance. For the most part, it works as expected. However, when I click on a blog entry on a site ...
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Workflows for anonymous users

I am trying to run a workflow on a list where anonymous read/write access is enabled (SP 2010). The workflow works fine for authenticated users, but fails miserably for anonymous users ("failed to ...
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how to enable anonymouse login in sharepoint server 2010

how to enable anonymouse login in sharepoint server 2010
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How to set permissions on SharePoint to hide an aspx page for authenticated users and to make it visible for anonymous users

I have a portal based on a publishing portal. The portal (SPSite) contains has two websites (SPWebs) one is anonymously accessible and other one isn't. This works as expected. Now I want to set the ...
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Accessing UserProfile information Annonymously

I am trying to run a piece code to figure out if a user has a mysite or not. Following is the code: UserProfileManager profManager = new UserProfileManager(); UserProfile profile = ...
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Users don't remain logged in with mixed anonymous / integrated windows authentication (NTLM)

I am not quite sure how to even begin to troubleshoot this. After some undetermined number of requests or actions an authenticated user will suddenly become anonymous again. Here is a sample series of ...