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Add login on a internet facing subsite in MOSS 2007? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    There is probably a really simple answer to this that I should know about, but I need some hints in the right direction here...

    We got a customer with SharePoint 2007 for internet sites (MOSS FIS) that has a subsite that they want to be accessible only through login. Which is the best method to achieve this?

    (They need to keep it on the internet site due to a third party solution that they are using så moving it to an extranet site isn't a solution here.)

    Kind regards
    Jenny

    Friday, April 20, 2012 11:30 AM

Answers

  • I'm assuming they have already configured anonymous access for the rest of the site collection.  If so then all they need to do is go to the subsite and remove the anonymous access settings for that subsite.  Everything else in the site collection will remain anonymous access, but when a user tries to hit that subsite they will be forced to login.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Chief SharePoint Architect: Sharesquared
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Proposed as answer by Rashu,Rahul Friday, April 20, 2012 7:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jenny Fergeus Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:48 AM
    Friday, April 20, 2012 12:37 PM
  • yes you can re-establish anonymous access after removing it.  The only thing to be careful of would be that you remove it from any lists or libraries where its been applied specifically since they might not revert when you remove it from the site.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Marked as answer by Jenny Fergeus Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:27 AM
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:43 AM

All replies

  • I'm assuming they have already configured anonymous access for the rest of the site collection.  If so then all they need to do is go to the subsite and remove the anonymous access settings for that subsite.  Everything else in the site collection will remain anonymous access, but when a user tries to hit that subsite they will be forced to login.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Chief SharePoint Architect: Sharesquared
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Proposed as answer by Rashu,Rahul Friday, April 20, 2012 7:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jenny Fergeus Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:48 AM
    Friday, April 20, 2012 12:37 PM
  • Thank you for your reply!

    Obviously that's the way to go, but is there anything I need to keep in mind when removing anonymous access for a site? I've heard that this is an unreversible step, that once you remove it, there may be problems enabling it again. I can't see why it wouldn't be possible to just enabling it again, but I have to ask the question.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:00 AM
  • yes you can re-establish anonymous access after removing it.  The only thing to be careful of would be that you remove it from any lists or libraries where its been applied specifically since they might not revert when you remove it from the site.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Marked as answer by Jenny Fergeus Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:27 AM
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:43 AM