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To enable anonymous access on a site collection, you have two options: List And Libraries or
Entire Site. As soon as you select Entire Site, anonymous users can view (and only view) the
entire site. But if you choose the Lists And Libraries option, they are not given limited access to
the entire site; their access is to the entire site by default still None , but you can go to the
individual lists or libraries and explicitly set permissions for anonymous users there. They would have
to browse directly to those lists or libraries to access them, but it would work and not violate the
security of the rest of the site.
At this point, all visitors can view all content on the site, but they cannot contribute. That’s
basically good; we don’t want visitors adding posts, but we do want them to be able to comment.
So, let’s give the anonymous users the right to add comments to the admin blog. All comments
will be stored in the Comments list.
1. Browse to your admin blog (at http://spf2:8080/adminblog/ in my example), and
navigate to the Comments list, which can be found under All Site Content on the Quick
Launch bar. (If you are not using a blog template for your site, any list will do.)
2. Once on the list, click the List Settings button on the ribbon (under the List Tools toolset,
List tab). On the List Settings page, click Permissions for this list. (List settings are fully
covered in Chapter 6, and permissions are covered in more detail in Chapter 12.)
3. Because the list inherits permissions from the parent site (so that everyone can read but
anonymous can’t contribute), you need to break that inheritance so you can set custom
permissions for the list. Click the Stop Inheriting Permissions button in the ribbon.
4. A dialog box will remind you that this breaks inheritance. Click OK.
The Permissions: Comments page will now show the unique permissions for this list.
(See Figure 10.62.)
5. Click Anonymous Access on the ribbon bar.
FIGURE 10.62
List permissions
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