SP2010 Visual C# Web Part. How can I allow Anonymous users the ability to use the People Picker control? I have already tried the typical RunWithElevatedPrivileges but continue to get "The control is not available because you do not have the correct permissions."

    using (SPSite ElevatedSite = new SPSite(SPContext.Current.Site.ID))
        using (SPWeb ElevatedWeb = ElevatedSite.OpenWeb(SPContext.Current.Web.ID))
            peopleEditor = new PeopleEditor();
            peopleEditor.AutoPostBack = true;
            peopleEditor.ID = "PeopleEditor1";
            peopleEditor.AllowEmpty = false;
            peopleEditor.MultiSelect = false;

Is it even possible? Thank you.

  • Is this a publishing site?
    – Rob D'Oria
    May 21, 2014 at 12:06
  • Aaron, did You resolved?
    – Gennady G
    Sep 16, 2015 at 19:26

1 Answer 1


It is possible check this out:

The solution was to grant this permission to the 'contribute' permission level.


I think thats what your asking for?

hope it helps :)

  • All my Permission levels already include "Browse User Information", thank you though.
    – Aaron
    Sep 4, 2012 at 17:05

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