I have a page where I put a SharePoint List View. The list view has search box enabled and it is working perfectly for logged in users.

However, when I tried to use the search box as an anonymous user, after I typed the search term and hit Enter, it prompted me with a Login Window.

Is this a behavior by design? Or is there something I could do to solve this issue? (Of course I have already set up the anonymous access for my site)

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I have reproduced this issue.

To resolve this issue, you should deactivate ‘Limit-access user permission lockdown mode’ site collection feature (Site Settings > Site collection features).

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  • I see.. But in my site I need the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure, which needs Limit-Access User Permission Lockdown Mode to be activated (my site has workflows and use a lot of Image Rendition feature). But I am still confused because this article support.office.com/en-us/article/… stated that the Limit-Access user permission lockdown mode does not have impact to other features while this article support.microsoft.com/en-za/kb/3039997 stated that it is needed. Jan 4, 2017 at 2:35

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