Category: Authorization

Anonymous access and CSOM in SharePoint

Setting up anonymous access on a SharePoint site can be more complex then simply turning it on at the web application and site collection levels, especially when custom code is involved. In particular, CSOM code will generally not work out-of-the-box for anonymous users. This is by-design; the default permissions mask for the Anonymous user prevents

Don’t filter out your Farm and Object Cache accounts in SharePoint’s People Picker

I often have SharePoint cases where customers don’t want their Object Cache accounts or Farm account to show up in the People Picker in SharePoint. While there are a variety of reasons people choose to do this, filtering these accounts out of People Picker is a bad idea. Internally, SharePoint code uses the People Picker code