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Guest & Built-In Authentication (Community Edition)

Question asked by jamiem on Aug 2, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2016 by jamiem
I have configured the Alfresco Server for our data and am quite pleased with the Community Edition.  I have one outstanding issue, and that is the "Guest" account.

The user "Guest" is disabled in the "Users and Groups" under "Admin Tools".  I cannot change the property from the web interface.  I figure that when the "Guest" account is enabled, there isn't a login page; or is there?  Can you just login as guest (without a password)?  Currently, I can login with all users except the "Guest" user.

Maybe I just don't understand what the "Guest" account is all about where it can and cannot be used.

I am using the built in authentication and that is our only option.

I have placed the following in the "\tomcat\shared\classes\alfresco-global.properties" file.

authentication.chain=alfrescoNtlm1:alfrescoNtlm
ntlm.authentication.sso.enabled=false
ntlm.authentication.mapUnknownUserToGuest=true
ntlm.authentication.browser.ticketLogons=true
ntlm.authentication.sso.fallback.enabled=false
alfresco.authentication.authenticateCIFS=false
alfresco.authentication.allowGuestLogin=true

I have put "ntlm-filter-context.xml" (without any changes from the default) in "tomcat\shared\classes\alfresco\extension\subsystems\Authentication\alfrescoNtlm\alfrescoNtlm1\"

I can't seem to find any information of what else I need to do to enable "Guest" access.

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