Anonymous people search


  • 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.

    Kind Regards,
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 1:19 AM


  • Hi,

    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 anonymous user's colleagues.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Lu Zou

    • Marked as answer by Lu Zou-MSFT Friday, June 26, 2009 8:05 AM
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:34 AM