Questions tagged [anonymous-authentication]

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 do I get a direct download link to a public file in SharePoint online?

I need to download a file which is in SharePoint online programmatically. The link I have is in this format: https://xxxxx.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/EkcBNxpXTKZJrg3xdBWlFBEBlgVj4FInALm_JVs4kYfK8w?e=...
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Enable Anonymous Access to Subfolder Containing Handlers

I have a folder in an application that I would like available to the public. For example: /_layouts/Handlers/Public/MyHandler.ashx I found this question that says I should enable anonymous access ...
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Anonymous access on SharePoint 2016 site collection not working

I have set up anonymous on the web application level. I have created a new site collection called "X" and enabled anonymous access to the entire site level. But when I am trying to access the site it ...
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Anonymous users can't use refinement panel or paging on custom search page

I have a custom page in SP 2013 with a search results part and a refinement panel. Everything works fine for authenticated users, but anonymous users get error messages when they click on anything in ...
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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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Is there a way to make public facing SPO Communication site?

I know that SPO Public sites are not supported anymore. But I need to find a way to make a SharePoint Online Communication site public i.e I want to enable anonymous access to the site without having ...
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SharePoint communication (modern) site anonymous authentication not working

I created a SharePoint communication (modern) site and enable anonymous access over the web application and site collection level and when anonymous user login to this site it shows a pop-up for ...
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User Profile Creation for Anonymous User throws Null Reference Exception

I am trying to create a User Profile when an anonymous user registers on my FBA web application. The below CreateUserProfile() method is being called during the register event. It works well in ...
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Too many redirection after turning off Anonymous Authentication

I am running on-Prem Sharepoint 2013 and writing a web application that will access SharePoint lists using CSOM. I am using Claims Authentication and have Anonymous Access allowed for the web app. ...
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How to show calendar for anonymous?

I want to show event calendar for anonymous user. When I open website as anonymous the calendar appear like this When I was login to website as member the events was appear like this The calendar ...
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Anonymous Sharing links: Possible to tell which IP addresses were used for access?

Is there a way to get IP addresses of devices that are accessing SharePoint documents from One Drive for Business and SharePoint that were shared via anonymous links? I'm guessing, we can get this ...
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Anonymous List Search

We have a SharePoint site that allows for anonymous user access. Normally these users have a limit to the areas they can access/view and they are able to use the site search to find content as well. ...
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Configuring asset picker for anonymous user

I am creating a public facing web site and part of the project is to allow user to pick excel file from document library for some data calculation. But the problem is whenever some anonymous user ...
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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 access enabled SharePoint site's list items are coming on Google Search, How to restrict it?

I have an HTML website lets say https://www.abcd.com on the same website I have linked our career portal (www.careers.abcd.com), thru which Anonymous user can fill their information and upload their ...
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Editing SharePoint home page for a publishing portal

I am using SharePoint 2007 Server x64 on Windows Server 2008 x64. I create a new SharePoint web application with a new site collection at the root of the web application. I select the template "...
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SharePoint 2016 Anonymous access user 401 unauthorized

I am really baffled by this issue. I have a site with two collections. For instance example.org/pages/home.aspx and example.org/sites/test/pages/hometest.aspx. For the 1st site anonymous users get a ...
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How to protect my SharePoint site from attack

I have a new SharePoint site with anonymous access enabled and plan for it to be published over the internet. I have heard the anonymous is very risky and exposes you to attacks, is that correct? ...
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How to avoid authentication prompt when opening XLSX document on anonymous site?

I have a SharePoint 2013 that is setup in anonymous mode (at the web app level and then at the site level; the Entire Web site is being exposed as anonymous). I then have the "lock-down mode"...
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Anonymous users haven't access to list/lib views and all content page - SharePoint 2010

I need to give anonymous access on a specific site collection. I followed this : http://www.topsharepoint.com/enable-anonymous-access-in-sharepoint-2010 or this : https://www.dynamics101.com/...
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Download file programatically by using anonymous link to file

I have got an anonymous link to a necessary file placed on SharePoint. Is there any option to download that file using automation? I need to do this using PHP. If it is not possible using PHP then C# ...
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Anonymous site ask for credentials

I have made a Web application to be accessed by anonymous user. The site collection's Home page is accessible by anonymous user in browser and windows phone. But when anonymous user tries to access ...
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Grant Anonymous access on SharePoint 2013 site

I'm using the SharePoint 2013 of the new office 365, and I'm experiencing some troubles to grant access to the anonymous users to the website. I want to make the SharePoint site public like if it was ...
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Share SharePoint Online site for anonymous users?

Is there a way to share site with external users? Ideally for anonymous users (like Extended Web Application + Anonymous access in on-premises versions)? How do You share sites with external users in ...
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Anonymous Users cannot open XLSX/PPTX files from a SharePoint 2010 document library

Scenario :- Environment :- SharePoint 2010 we have a Site Collection and sub-site which has complete Anonymous Access and all the Document Libraries under the sub-site are given View Items ...
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SharePoint online anonymous contact form

We have E5 Office 365 subscription. Now we have requirement that we have to put anonymous page where public will add data and that data should go to SharePoint Online custom list. We have Azure ...
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Create one, single public site without enabling this on the whole tenant

We would like to restrict access to our Sharepoint sites to only authenticated users (internal and external), an put one, single page with some information for those who are really lost (looking for ...
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SharePoint 2013 Web site asking for authentication in all Mobile Phones

We have an Internet Facing SP 2013 web application for which Anonymous Authentication is enabled. Funny thing we are encountering is that on trying to access this site from Mobile, we are getting ...
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Retrieve anonymous link on creating item of a list

I have a classic sharepoint online list, when I create some item in list(create view) I want to retrieve a link of that item I'm currently creating to send email with that link to anonymous person. ...
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Document & Library with Anonymous Access Prompting for Credentials

I have a SharePoint 2013 Web Application, where I have configured Anonymous Access. At the Site level, I have enabled Anonymous Access for Lists and Libraries. In one of the Libraries, I have broken ...
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Anonymous SharePoint 2010 Web Application prompting for credentials

As there are so many articles published over the internet likely similar issue but none of them is useful in my case. I have a public facing site and my I want to share only single page resides ...
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Suddenly newly added anonymous pages prompting for login

We are getting a strange issue. Until yesterday, we where able to add pages to site which have anonymous access enable. They were working as expected (no login prompt while accessing page). However ...
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Disable site content anonymous user and throw exception

I had a request from client side. They want disable access to http://mysite/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx from anonymous user, no login and throw an exception : The page cannot be displayed because an ...
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Can anyone confirm this Event Receiver behavior in SP2013/2016?

I've done significant (though not extensive) testing in two separate environments - one SP2013 and one SP2016, and I've found that in the 2013 environment the AfterProperties of an ItemAdding event ...
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add under anonymous user listitem, but set created by field with an existing user?

I have a form with some fields like name, lastname, address, phonenumber etc. This page is accessible to anonymous users. The code behind is adding a new listitem under administrator privileges. When ...
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SharePoint website - Anonymous users not able to access Survey

Ours is a SharePoint 2010 public website. To enable anonymous access to website required settings have been done. Visitors are able to access website anonymously. We Created a Survey and want ...
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Windows Authentication, FBA and Anonymous users

I am trying to setup FBA for a SharePoint 2013 WebApplication which has Windows Authentication and Anonymous users enabled. Will these three: FBA, Windows Authentication & Anonymous users work ...
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Grant Anonymous access to a Page where broken Inheritance

In SharePoint 2013 I hope anyone can answer my common question because I can't seem to find an answer. I already read all questions here and all over internet to find solution. What should I do for ...
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Anonymous access set but now have no access to my site collections

I have several site collections in my web application. I was the primary administrator and also farm admin. I wanted to enable access to the welcome page without login so I checked "enable anonymous ...
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SharePoint 2010 JavaScript CSOM- Updating list item by id - Anonymous user - Access denied

I am using SharePoint 2010 JavaScript Client Side Object Model to create and update list items on a SharePoint Survey list. In my use case users are anonymous . New items are created properly (...
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SharePoint web site asking for authentication in iOS and Apple mobile phones

We published our web application to the internet and it has publishing featureless enabled. I edited the compact.browser file in this path: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\<web ...
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SharePoint Online, How to Share Folder(Doc Library) to Anyone (anonymous users)?

How to Share Folder(Doc Library) to Anyone (anonymous users) in SharePoint online? Is it Available? Thanks! upd.: I found that since April 2017 we can share folders. Allowed "Anyone who have link" ...
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How to open SSRS report anonymously in sharepoint integrated mode?

We have deployed one ssrs report on sharepoint server. For accessing that report anonymously, we have configured anonymous access on reports document library. But the following error is showing on ...
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Internet zone with Anonymous - Search Results web part having error when click on Next page. No error in the default zone with windows authentication

Culture_Client::Constructing CultureInfo from '-1' failed: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Positive number required. Parameter name: culture at System.Globalization.CultureInfo..ctor(Int32 ...
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SharePoint 2013 Users not being added to User Information List

I have a SharePoint 2013 anonymous site.If I add a user to any group then those users are added to User Information List but new users when they log in to the site (who are not given explicit ...
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Anonymous Access Javascript get list items

I have a site which is set up as anonymous access, i have 3 lists and have javascript that gets items from both lists. Due to the anonymous access the items are not being brought back.
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How to allow sharepoint users to comment on blogs as anonymous?

I have blog create for my staff in sharepoint. The staff are all users. But when they comment on some posts, they want to comment as anonymous. Is there a way for it without an external solutions?
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Allowing Anonymous access on subsite (Blog)

I have enabled anonymous access from central administration. Now my site is accessible from public facing url but my blog is still not accessible. Check: wwwqa.nextdocs.com/en-us/blogs. I also ...
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SharePoint sitemap0.xml Missing Content

I am having issues with certain sub-sites on a SharePoint site not showing up in the sitemap0.xml/sitemap_mobile0.xml files that are generated by SharePoint. Some sub-sites show up and some don't for ...
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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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