Publishing Top Site with Publishing Subsites, FBA and Anonymous access RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have inherited a SharePoint application whose architecture is structured with a publishing site as the top level site and all subsites are also publishing sites.  The web application I am working with is set up on the internet zone and configured to use FBA. It is an extension of a web application on the default zone 


    All subsites are inheriting permissions from the parent.  I have anonymous access turned on, configured and working on the top level site.  Anonymous access does not work for the subsites.  Since the site will ultimately be a public facing internet site, anonymous access must work for most subsites, with a few requiring users to login via FBA. 


    Is this a bug or do I simply have a site structure that isn't recommended?  I have also tried breaking permissions inheritence and explicitly setting anonymous access on the subsite.  This also does not work.  Any thoughts?

    Friday, June 20, 2008 5:14 PM


  • You have probably found the issue already, but have you checked to see if the subsites have been published? 


    When you create a Publishing site in Moss you will need to remember to 'Approve' the content. Most of the time you may get a security error in the case of a master page not being approved. In the case of subsites, you will need to approve them after you create them.

    This situation is not really a case of anonymous access. Anyone who is logged in that does not have contributor rights or above will see the same issue.






    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 8:23 PM