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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SharePoint 2010 Anonymous using SOAP 1.2 always leads to login prompt

SharePoint server has Anonymous Access configured, everything is working fine. But when I try to connect from SOAP 1.2 client it asks for credentials (401 Forbidden), moreover it asks for NTLM ...
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Anonymous access to SharePoint resource returns 401 Unauthorized if Content-Type header is soap+xml

There is a simple handler created, hosted in SharePoint site. For that handler and for affected lists Anonymous Access is configured. Everything is working smoothly when I submit a POST request ...
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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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Anonymous Search Error

Searching Anonymously returns no results. I have the QueryParameterTemplate.xml setup correctly. Call: /_api/search/query?querytext='*'&querytemplatepropertiesurl='spfile://webroot/...
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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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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 site with Form Based Authentication is showing login page

I have a site with Anonymous access and Form Based authentication enabled. When a user opens website (site page for e.g. about us, contact us), it shows that screen where user has to choose whether ...
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Content Search Webpart and anonymous users

I'm having a Content Search Webpart in my publishing page (SharePoint 2013) searching for contacts in a contact list depending on a field value on the publishing page (field of type managed metadata). ...
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Allow anonymous access for a single web service

I've created a simple custom WCF service in SharePoint. ITicketingClientService.cs: using System.ServiceModel; namespace TicketingSystem.Core.ClientService { [ServiceContract] ...
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anonymous access in sharepoint 2013

i am new at sharepoint administration, so my question should be simple enough for the experts. i have a sharepoint Site done everything in it and works fine with windows authentication, now i extended ...
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Result Block and Anonymous User

I have a result block to show set of documents above the core results and this is working fine for authenticated users. I'm facing an issue when I tried searching as an anonymous user the result is ...
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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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Elevated Content Search for anonymous

I need to create a search web part with Visual Studio for SharePoint 2013 On-Prem that enables anonymous users to search for Items and People which they may have no accessed to (Example: The List is ...
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Annonymous access to a page without enabling anonymous authentication on site

I have developed a visual webpart and want to add it on a page. The page containing the Webpart should be accessed anonymously. I cannot enable anonymous authentication at the web application level. ...
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Which site template should be used for the mixed authentication?

Let's say that a client has requirement like this: Client has to create a SharePoint 2013 on-prem application which will have few lists and which should be accessed by three different types of user ...
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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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Anonymous access to pages

I would like to give anonymous access to pages. So, for that I have given anonymous view items permission to pages list. So, all pages are anonymously accessible. I have group name "GrpTest". The ...
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Disable “Require Use Remote Interfaces permission” using power shell

I want to disable "Require Use Remote Interfaces permission" of web application using power shell script.
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Download from library for Anonymous User in sharepoint 2013

I have problem with my SharePoint 2013 webpart where anonymous user can't download document from the library. I already enabled the SharePoint anonymous user and enabled the anonymous authentication ...
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Users don't remain logged in with mixed anonymous / integrated windows authentication (NTLM)

I am not quite sure how to even begin to troubleshoot this. After some undetermined number of requests or actions an authenticated user will suddenly become anonymous again. Here is a sample series of ...
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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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Programmatically check if an anonymous access user has permissions to open a file?

I have a requirement to programmatically display a list of documents (which could be anywhere) on a SharePoint Server 2013 publishing site. The documents are found by using the KeywordQuery class from ...
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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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Users keeps getting Access denied until Enabling/disabling anonymous access

We have 3 web applications in our SharePoint 2013-intranet solution. Two of them works fine. On the third one "sometimes" users get Access denied. This includes farm admin users as well. After ...
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Enabling Anonymous Access for Pages library

I started building a site with SharePoint 2013 Foundation. After the purchase came through, I upgraded to SharePoint 2013 Server. I had enabled anonymous access to SitePages, and that continues to ...
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Hiding SharePoint 2013 ribon and Site Contents page for anonymous users

How can I hide ribbon for anonymous users in SharePoint 2013? I also want to make sure anonymous users can not see Site Contents page.
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Designer Workflow on Anonymous user

I have a public facing site with a "Contact Us" SharePoint list. Users are able to submit a new request through a custom Web Part which creates a SP List item using server side code. After the list ...
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SharePoint Designer 2013 doesn't open

When I open my SharePoint site on SharePoint Designer 2013, I got this error. I logged with username and password and then: When I clicked Details buttons: I searched on the net this problem, I ...
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Anonymous Users subsite

I have a website enabled with ADFS authentication provider . Now i created a subsite and made it anonymous . But when i try to access the website , i am asked for credentials . I have made changes in ...
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How to allow anonymous access to SharePoint branding for a restricted site

I have a user portal with a custom login screen. You must have an account to access any content other than the login page. I'd like to re-use the current branding that exists in our SharePoint, i.e. ...
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JSOM Anonymously CAML query list items

I am attempting to query a list using CAML via JSOM and am getting the error message The method "GetItems" of the type "List" with id "{GUID}" is blocked by the administrator on the server. I have set ...
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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 Users prompted to login for friendly url

I have a SharePoint site with anonymous access enabled for some pages. All the pages on the site use Friendly URLs. However, occasionally anonymous users will be prompted to log in when trying to ...
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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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Anonymous users prompted to sign in to add a comment to blog post

We want to add a blog to our website and need to allow anonymous users to post comments. I have obviously shared to anonymous users and gave them the post, edit, view, delete permissions. Our server ...
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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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How Can I Incluse a js file in a Sharepoint MasterPage

I am newbie about developing with sharepoint and recently, my boss has assigned me a task, so I had to create a list in sharepoint and that list should be accessed by anonymous users. So far ...
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Anonymous Access

I am trying to set up anonymous access for a sub site on SharePoint 365. We are not hosting this on our own server yet with Microsoft. I have looked high and low from forums telling me how to setup ...
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The server could not complete your request : Opening a site in SharePoint 2013 designer

I work in SharePoint Designer 2013. I want to open my site I received the following error. Then I clicked "Details". But details are empty. I researched same issue on the net and I found this solve. ...
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Anonymous Authentication doesn't work in SharePoint 2010 Extended application

Am new to SharePoint, Am not a SP developer, i do only administration. My question is very simple and straight regarding configuring a SP application in SP2010. I created a default application with ...
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SharePoint 2013 external site redirecting to internal FQDN

I have setup my SharePoint 2013 server with external access via AAM using the external FQDN as the default and the internal one as 'Intranet' I can access the site externally using anonymous access ...
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Why can't anonymous users see what a regular read user sees?

Regular read user: Anonymous user: I get why they wouldn't have any way to edit anything, but how come they don't see the quick launch or the doc lib web part? What can they see / do?
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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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PageLayout not rendering for Anonymous Users

I have an external SharePoint Online site. The issue I am having is that the Page Layout I'm using does not render at all for anonymous users. My Masterpage renders fine and the Page Layout works ...
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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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Access denied by Business Data Connectivity error for anonymous users when accesing external list

I have created an external content type which displays the data from the SQL table. And the external list's data I am displaying the web part. The site is to be made available to the anonymous users. ...
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SharePoint 2013. why Anonymous user Identity need to be 'IUSR'?

Environment: SharePoint 2013, IIS 8. No images and CSS displayed in the Central Admin. In firebug, its authentication failure. I checked in the IIS, the Anonymous user Identity was set to '...
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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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How to make taxonomy picker accessible for anonymous users?

I have a visual web part in which I have placed one taxonomy picker control to select the managed metadata for user. The web part is going to be accessed by the anonymous users. But when as an ...
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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