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 can we use a different masterpage for annoymous and authenticated users?

Is there a way to load a different master page if I can identify the user to be annonymous?
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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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SPF2010 Theme not getting applied for anonymous users

Working on a public facing SharePoint Foundation 2010 site with anonymous access enabled. Anonymous/authenticated access to content works as expected without problems so far. Recently I went into ...
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SharePoint 2013 and anonymous access problem

We run into following problem: We have application, that makes authenticated calls to sharepoint 2013 REST services (PUT and GET). Everything works well, when anonymous access is turned off. But we ...
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REST ListData service and anonymous authentication

I’ve been trying to use ListData.svc to get a REST feed from a list (actually a pages library) using something like: http://SharePoint/_vti_bin/ListData.svc/Pages?$orderby=NewsArticleDate&$filter=...
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Anonymous access: Add an Item to List without allowing to View the List

I'm creating a 'Contact Us' webpart with form to allow anonymous user to send a message which will be added to a SharePoint List. However I cannot grant the anonymous user the permission to Add ...
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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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Enabled the anonymous access for entire site collection but getting access denied on list /libraries

I am using a Team Site template with Publishing feature Enabled. When user is trying to access the homepage, it is working as expected. But when they trying to access any List / Libraries they simply ...
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QueryService.Query anonymous access

I'm building a web application that is based on Microsoft Search Server 2010 and uses its web services. I need to be able to search as an anonymous user. So I have enabled anonymous access for my SP ...
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Give anonymous access to explicit page in document library

I have the following situation (SharePoint 2010): A document library contains publishing pages. Anonymous access is enabled. The publishing pages are separeted in folders. Now i have the situation ...
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Getting error while accessing User Profiles Anonymously

I have to access the user profiles anonymously. I have used- SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate() to access the user profiles anonymously. While accessing the user profiles getting the ...
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Allowing anonymous access to sub-sites?

I want to open the site up for public viewing, which I've done by going Site Permissions -> Anonymous Access -> Entire Web Site The problem is, I have some sub-sites because I wanted a drop down ...
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Anonymous access in cross-site publishing scenario leads to login prompt (401)

I have published a pages library via cross-site publishing. The catalog was published with the "Allow anonymous access" setting enabled. In a separate public-facing web application there is a ...
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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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SharePoint Online office 365, Can we have multiple site collections with anonymous access enabled

Can we have multiple public anonymous access site collections in a tenant
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Zones, AAM, Host Headers,

I am getting really confused as when to use AAM and when to use header. I wish there was table to list scenarios and based on that you would pick AAM or host headers. Same thing I am trying to ...
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Microsoft Office 365 Sharepoint issue

When I am logged in through the edit mode my web part (Summary link webpart) displays fine. However when logged out the Summary link webpart displays the error below: Unable to display this Web ...
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Anonymous Access users can't submit InfoPath 2010 form to Form Library

We have a public-facing SharePoint 2010 Enterprise server hosting a Publishing Portal site running InfoPath Forms Services. We have an InfoPath Form on the server which submits to a Form Library. This ...
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How to enable anonymous access to custom app page

I'm trying to make a custom application page which can be viewed by anonymous users. So far I've: Inherited the code behind from UnsecuredLayoutsPageBase Overriden AllowAnonymousAccess to always ...
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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 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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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" feature ...
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How to enable anonymous access to page in sharepoint 2010?

I have a SharePoint site which contains two pages. I don't want to enable anonymous access for the home page of this site but I do want to do it for the other pages it contains. How is this done?
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How to prevent IE from logging me in by default?

I'm trying to test the anonymous version of my SharePoint portal, but every time I log-out and close the browser, when I reopen the browser, I'm logged back into the portal (automatically). How do I ...
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Anonymous Access only for some sites. (SPS 2010)

We host a neat little SP 2010 solution, my coworker and I developed, on the net. On the root site, you have some news and a login-webpart. (FBA) For everything else, you need to be logged-in. So far, ...
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sharepoint 2013 anonymous 401 UNAUTHORIZED

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 -> ...
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Chart web part error for anonymous users?

I'm trying to connect the SharePoint 2010 Chart Web Part to SharePoint list. It's all good but anonymous can't see the chart and I get this error: Object reference not set to an instance of an ...
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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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Hiding data from anonymous users in SharePoint Foundation 2010 site

I manage a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site, hosted by a web hosting company, that is an Internet-facing site. Most of the lists (Calendar, Announcements, etc.) are for public (anonymous) consumption. ...
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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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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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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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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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SharePoint Designer 2013 Anonymous Access Required

I have stumbled over a problem that doesn't seem to have a clear answer according to all documentation and forum threads I've found. According to this, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2758431, in ...
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what does “unpublish” page exactly do?

It seems I'm not getting the function of the unpublish button in SharePoint publishing pages. I have a page where I edited and published multiple times. Which means I have multiple major versions and ...
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Windows Auth + Anononymous + Custom Application in SP Web App in IIS = SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser - null for authenticated users

The Issue There is a forum application (YetAnotherForum) that is integrated with SharePoint and allows posting (and other things) for authenticated users in SharePoint. It has a customized ...
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Permissions error in IE 8 but not Firefox 6.0.2?

I am using the Javascript Client Object model to access some information from a list. Below is the code I am using: function getDeptInfo(id) { //var value = SP.ListOperation.Selection....
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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 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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Remote event receiver IIS website Anonymous access

For On-premise environment high-trust app - We are creating a remote event receiver and handling the "App Installed" and "App uninstalling" events. When we try to install the app it fails with the ...
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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 to WSDL of custom web service

I developed and deployed a custom web service to "layouts" folder. I can call it without problems from a .net application with NTLM validation. But I need call it from a java application with "JAX-...
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Anonymous access on Sharepoint 2010, pages created using Visual Studio

How do we make the pages what we created using Visual Studio inherit permissions? They work fine when the person is signed on, but when they are anonymous, you cannot access the pages. How do I get ...
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Allow anonymous access to custom application pages

I have created SharePoint Custom Application page. I'm trying to make that application page anonymous. So it can be viewed by any user. For that I have did Below Workaround I have make web ...
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Anonymous access required for FBA?

I read in a book that "Anonymous access is a requirement for FBA; otherwise, users never see the logon page." Is it really so? In my experience this is not true as I have a FBA web application and I ...
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Log in all anonymous users as one authenticated user?

I would like to catch anonymous users on our SharePoint 2010 site and automatically log them in as a single specific user. Any ideas? I can currently intercept the Application_AuthenticateRequest ...
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anonymous access and listdata.svc

We are trying to use an ajax call to get list data for an anonymous site. We are using this on our intranet site and it works well. We build an html file that calls the list service (via ajax) and we ...
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Anonymous user search results returning null on SharePoint 2010 public facing site

We have two websites 1)Internal and 2)External. The external website is extended from the internal website. I can see the search results when I search on the internal site, but I am getting 0 results ...
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Workflows for anonymous users

I am trying to run a workflow on a list where anonymous read/write access is enabled (SP 2010). The workflow works fine for authenticated users, but fails miserably for anonymous users ("failed to ...
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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 ...