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Enable Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2010

Enable Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2010

This SharePoint 2010 tutorial, we will discuss how to enable anonymous access in SharePoint 2010. Once you enable anonymous access, then users do not need to provide their credentials to access the site, rather they can access the site without entering any credentials in SharePoint.

Enable anonymous access in SharePoint 2010

To enable Anonymous access in SharePoint 2010, we have to do changes in the web application as well as in the site.


SharePoint Web Application Changes:

First open SharePoint 2010 central administration then click on Application Management and Manage web application. Then from the list of web application select the web application and from the Ribbon select Authentication Provides as shown in the figure below:

enable anonymous access sharepoint 2010
enable anonymous access sharepoint 2010

Then from the authentication provider select default as shown in the figure below.

steps to enable anonymous access sharepoint 2010
steps to enable anonymous access sharepoint 2010

Then from the Edit Authentication dialog select Anonymous Access as shown in the figure below:

enable anonymous access sharepoint
enable anonymous access sharepoint

SharePoint Site Collection Level Changes:

First open the SharePoint 2010 site collection, then Site Actions then site settings. Then from the Users and Permissions page click on Site permissions as shown in the figure below:

how to enable anonymous access sharepoint 2010
how to enable anonymous access sharepoint 2010

Then from the Ribbon click on Anonymous Access as shown in the figure below:

sharepoint enable anonymous access
sharepoint enable anonymous access

Then from the Anonymous Access dialog box select Entire Web Site as shown in the figure below:

sharepoint 2010 enable anonymous access
sharepoint 2010 enable anonymous access

Then click on Ok.


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Hope this SharePoint 2010 tutorial, helps to enable anonymous access SharePoint 2010.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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