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Public SharePoint RSS Feeds

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  • Is there anyway of setting RSS feeds in SharePoint for public access, not requiring a username and password, but rather authenticating the user by a hashkey or something of the like? I am trying to find a way of allowing an app (such as Google Reader) to view SharePoint feeds but am getting nowhere with it. Many thanks in advance.
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 19, 2008 11:30 AM wrong forum (Moved from SharePoint - Design and Customization to SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation)
    Friday, September 19, 2008 10:59 AM

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  • I am not sure if this will work since we do not allow public access, but:

    - Go into Central Admin, Application Management, Authentication providers
    - Click on the Zone that your public users will access
    - Check the box "Enable anonymous access".  (This only allows admins of sites to turn on anonymous access, it does not turn it on for the entire server.)

    - Go to the site containing the feed you want to allow public access
    - Go to Site Actions/Site Settings
    - Go to Advanced Permissions
    - Drop down the Settings menu and choose Anonymous Access
    - Choose Lists and libraries, click OK

    - Go to the list you want to give public RSS access
    - Drop down the Settings menu and choose List Settings
    - Click on Permissions for this list
    - Drop down the Settings menu and choose Anonymous Access
    - Check View Items and click OK

    See if that does it.
    Friday, September 19, 2008 1:04 PM

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  • Moving to Admin.
    Friday, September 19, 2008 11:30 AM
  • I am not sure if this will work since we do not allow public access, but:

    - Go into Central Admin, Application Management, Authentication providers
    - Click on the Zone that your public users will access
    - Check the box "Enable anonymous access".  (This only allows admins of sites to turn on anonymous access, it does not turn it on for the entire server.)

    - Go to the site containing the feed you want to allow public access
    - Go to Site Actions/Site Settings
    - Go to Advanced Permissions
    - Drop down the Settings menu and choose Anonymous Access
    - Choose Lists and libraries, click OK

    - Go to the list you want to give public RSS access
    - Drop down the Settings menu and choose List Settings
    - Click on Permissions for this list
    - Drop down the Settings menu and choose Anonymous Access
    - Check View Items and click OK

    See if that does it.
    Friday, September 19, 2008 1:04 PM