Has anyone implemented People Search with results going to the Search Center site on a site collection set up with anonymous access? We have a kind of unique environment where we have setup our sharepoint farm behind a firewall and need to enable anonymous access (for only those behind our firewall) as not everyone is on the same domain and there is not a forest established. Right now, the site and Search Center are anon but people search prompts for authentication for anonymous users. Authenticated users are ok. I've seen only a cpl threads on this (most from technet) with no real answer as to if it is do-able and if it is, how.
I understand that you want the anonymous user use people search, but I’m afraid this cannot be achieved in SharePoint. This is a by-design behavior because loading a UserProfile through our OM forces authentication. For example, you cannot get an anonymoususer's colleagues.
Thanks for your understanding.
Marked as answer byLu Zou-MSFTFriday, June 26, 2009 8:05 AM
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