Abhishek Bhowmick | SharePoint Blog

Search does not work with Anonymous Access

Posted in Sharepoint by Abhishek Bhowmick on October 2, 2008

This is a default behavior seen in SharePoint that anonymous users do not get search results.  Security trimming prevents anonymous users from seeing items in search by default.

Enable “Always index all ASPX pages on this site” on the site collection.

Perform the following steps:
• Open the SharePoint Site
• Click on Site Actions, Site Settings and Modify Site Settings
• Click on Search Visibility
• Select the option that says “Always index all ASPX pages on this site”
• Perform a full crawl again
• Log into the site anonymously and perform search and you should get search results now

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