We want to add a blog to our website and need to allow anonymous users to post comments. I have obviously shared to anonymous users and gave them the post, edit, view, delete permissions. Our server is up to date with the most recent hotfix patches. They are still prompt to sign in though.

Build: On prem SP site.

  • Bumping for visibility. Dec 11, 2014 at 14:56
  • Can they read/reach the blog anonymously (ie: is it only prompting when trying to post a comment)? Dec 17, 2014 at 9:29

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Is this in SharePoint 2013? Disable the "Limited-access user permission lockdown mode" Site Collection Feature when active.

Reference: http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest/archive/2013/01/26/sharepoint-2013-and-anonymous-users-accessing-lists-and-libraries.aspx

  • I just looked and I can confirm that it is disabled. I don't believe it has ever been turned on. Thanks for posting. Dec 11, 2014 at 15:16

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