One of my blog reader asked the question:
- How to enable Anonymous Access to a Site?
- Should we add All Users with Write Permissions?
- Is Central Administration required to allow Anonymous Users?
I am trying to answer all these questions. Please follow the steps to solve the problem.
Open Central Administration
Go to Manage web applications > Authentication Providers
Check the Enable anonymous access check box & click OK button.
Now, Go to Manage web applications > Anonymous Policy
Make sure the Default zone policy is set to None as shown below.
Open Site Collection
Now open your Site Collection > Site Permissions page
You will be able to see a new Ribbon Button named Anonymous Access. Click the button & in the appearing dialog, allow anonymous access to Entire Web site as shown below.
Click Ok button to save changes. Now your site is ready with Anonymous Access.
Testing Anonymous Access
Open a new browser instance & enter the URL of your site. You should not be prompted for Login & Please note the page is rendered with Sign In link on the top-right corner.
This confirms Anonymous Access is enabled.