Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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On this page (shown in Figure 10.63), you can adjust the rights of an anonymous user on
the selected particular list. The following permissions are available:
Add Items The ability to add a new item to the list or to add a new document to a
library (in this example, the ability to add a new comment)
Edit Items The ability to edit an existing item, such as an existing comment, in the list
Delete Items The ability to delete an existing item
View Items The ability to view items in the list
When you selected Entire Web Site for the Anonymous Access settings at the site
collection level, the server gave anonymous users the View Item permission, so it will be
already checked here. If you set the anonymous access for the site collection to Lists And
Libraries, none of these will be checked.
6. For the comments, you’ll want to give anonymous users rights Add Items and View Items
(which they currently already have), but not Edit or Delete, because you don’t want
people to edit or delete other people’s comments. Since they are all anonymous, SharePoint
can’t keep track of which anonymous user wrote what, so it’s best they don’t edit
anything. Check the Add Items box, and click OK.
You should now have a personal blogs site, with an admin blogs subsite, that allows
anonymous access. Open a new browser window and go to http://spf2:8080. You should be able
to see the site without having to log in. As you saw earlier, the button at the top right no longer
shows your name, but it provides you with the Sign In option.
For this example, let’s see whether we can add a comment to the blog. Browse to the admin
blog (or whatever you named your subsite) and see whether you can add a list item to the
Comments list. In my case, I am going to add a comment to the default post “Welcome to your
Blog.” To do that, click the Admin Blog link, and click the Comments link at the bottom of the
post. You’ll be taken to the Comments list for that post. See Figure 10.64.
You can immediately tell whether anonymous users are permitted to create comments. The
Add Comment fields will be available at the bottom of the page. That link does not appear if
you don’t have permission to add a comment. Go ahead and add a comment, and click Submit
Comment. The new comment will be posted with no username listed (as you can see with my
sample mystery comment in Figure 10.65).