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Read access for users without login and password.

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:59 pm
by amstel
Hi all,

I would like to provide read access only to all HR Policies and Procedures without login and password for my users.
Just visit and you have access to all the Policies/Procedures in PDF format.

How I can setup this?

Re: Read access for users without login and password.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 1:53 am
by jeauxlb
Hi, I wanted to do this. Here's what I found.

It seems that it was an option in earlier versions: https://www.mail-archive.com/mayan-edms ... 00379.html
First you have to enable anonymous access to the GUI, create a
settings_local.py file and include the following:

COMMON_ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_ACCESS = True

Then in the settings -> roles menu, create a new role and give it the
"Documents Create Documen" permission. Add the "Special -> Anonymous
User" to that role. There is however not way to control the default folder
to which to upload, nice possible feature added to the TO DO list.
However from v2 it appears to have been removed entirely: https://docs.mayan-edms.com/releases/2.0.html
Removal of anonymous user support
Allowing anonymous users access to your document repository is no longer support. Administrators wanting to make a group of documents public are encouraged to create an user, group and role for that purpose.