1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 18, 2011 5:55 PM by Ana Balensiefer RSS

Anonymous access to KM

Dries De Moor
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We have setup anonymouys access for KM by following the sap note 837898.

When opening some documents via Content Administration -> KM Content -> KM content, we recieve an 403 error. The stacktrace thats part of this message is

com.sapportals.wcm.protocol.webdav.server.WDServletException: Permission denied: uri=/documents/test/test.txt, permission=leaf_read_content, user=anonymousEmployee


I'm logged on with my userid, which is part of the Administrators group. The Administrators group has full access to the above KM location.


Can someone explain why the portal is trying to logon with the anonymous user, although I'm logged on as part of Administrators group and have access to the KM resource ?


Thanks a lot!




  • Re: Anonymous access to KM
    Ana Balensiefer
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    Hello Dries,


    When the anonymous permission is set for a document or folder you can access it directly without any authentication process u2013 as an anonymous user. 


    Later you log on with your user, so, when you try to access the CM  iviews (that you changed  the property "Authentication Scheme" to anonymous u2013 according to Note 837898) it will ignore the authentication and the system u201Csupposesu201D that the last user (in this case anonymous) is trying to access that doc. Although your user has access to that file, anonymous user doesnu2019t have.


    I donu2019t have any log and I donu2019t know what kind of authentication scheme you are using to access the portal.  According to your description Iu2019m only guessing what is happening (http traces could help you to confirm if the system still considers the anon user).


    I hope this answer your question.


    Best regards,