What is Anonymous Access
Anonymous authentication allows any user to access any public content without providing a user name and password challenge to the client browser.
When you enable anonymous access to a Web site, you allow anonymous users (and authenticated users who have not been granted access to the site) to browse the entire Web site, including any list, library, folder within a list or library, list item, or document that inherits its permissions from the Web site.
Enabling anonymous access makes a Web server inherently less secure because anonymous users and authenticated users that have not been granted access to your site can potentially change settings or content on your site, and their actions cannot be traced to an authenticated user account. (NOTE: Never grant anything other than 'View Items' permissions for Anonymous Users)
Anonymous access considerations
When you enable anonymous users to view your site, lists, or libraries,
anonymous users can discover site information, including user e-mail addresses and any content posted to lists, libraries, and discussions. To create a more secure site, list, or library, do not enable anonymous access.
You need to be extremely careful about enabling anonymous access as
NONE of students names or contact details should be visible to unauthenticated users.
If you enable anonymous access to the site, you
MUST remove anonymous access from all lists which has any details related to a student (ex\ name, email or any contact details).
Enable anonymous access on a Site
1. On the Settings menu, click Site Settings.
2. On the Site Settings page, in the Users and Permissions column, click Site permissions.
3. On the Permissions page, on the Permissions Tab, click Anonymous Access.
4. On the Change Anonymous Access Settings page, select
Entire Web Site.
Remove anonymous access from a list or library
1. Open the list or library on which you want to remove anonymous access.
2. On the List tab, click List Settings or Library Settings.
3. In the Permissions and Management column, click Permissions for this list or Permissions for this library.
4. If your list or library is inheriting permissions from the site, you must first break the inheritance from the site. To do so, on the Permissions tab, click Stop Inheriting Permissions, and then click OK to continue. Otherwise, skip to step 5.
5. On the Permissions page, on the Permissions tab, click Anonymous Access.
6. On the Anonymous Access Settings page,
remove all granted permissions for anonymous users.
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