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 -> Enable Anonymous users (checked)

Went into the web app under Site Permissions and set Anonymous access to: "Entire Web Site" but still when i click on each list or libraries credential pop up open and anonymous user got 401 UNAUTHORIZED

  • Check IIS that Anonymous access is enabled. – Mike May 13 '15 at 21:00
  • yes it is enabled – Melika May 13 '15 at 21:06

If you enable anonymous access to your site (or parts of it), you still need to deactivate “Limited-access user permission lockdown mode” Site Collection Feature if you want those users to be able to dive into Lists or Libraries.

  1. Enable anonymous access in “Authentication Providers” (Central Administration > Application Management)

  2. Grant rights to anonymous users in Site permissions

  3. Grant rights to specific library (if applicable)
  4. Disable the “Limited-access user permission lockdown mode” Site Collection Feature
  • It is a publishing site and I can not see that feature! – Melika May 13 '15 at 21:33
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    Are you looking at Site features or Site Collection features? It is available in site collection features. – Ransher Singh May 13 '15 at 21:34
  • You save my day,Thank you so much I was looking in Site features. – Melika May 13 '15 at 21:40
  • Glad it helped! – Ransher Singh May 13 '15 at 21:41

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