Sharepoint 2010 anonymous access to content of library, but restrict browse

Posted on 2013-01-24
Last Modified: 2013-01-26
We would like to allow anonymous access to the contents of a library through a URL reference, but want to restrict anonymous library browse capability.
Question by:OrangeRocket
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Expert Comment

ID: 38815688
provide anonymous access to the contents of the library. break the inheritance of the contents and the library then provide anonymous permission to the contents inside it.

Author Comment

ID: 38815705
Do you mean each individual item within the library?

Author Comment

ID: 38815788
The publishing infrastracture also supplied a directory named SiteCollectionsImages, which apparently has this feature enabled.  Trying to get other directories to use it, I believe, may be more difficult.
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Accepted Solution

Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
ID: 38816131
with publishing there is a hidden feature, which is just designed for that.
Anonymous user can access the content (e.g. pages) but can not open e.g. /forms/allitems.aspx


Author Closing Comment

ID: 38822596
Good work.  The command I was seeking is:
 enable-spfeature ViewFormPagesLockDown –url <site collection url>

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