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Masking SharePoint Created By and Modified By( Making list Anonymous)

September 18, 2009 1 comment

 

Note: This is for SharePoint environment not configured for anonymous users, usually intranet environment.

Scenario: I have had few request coming where users ask for an Anonymous feature for discussion board or custom list. Few solutions I came across were all around custom Input form and restrictive access to users and hidden views. All of the above seems doable, but I doubt all scenarios are covered for instance RSS Feeds and Web service calls.
OOB SharePoint has a functionality for Survey list which "Show user names in survey results?  " which basically in OM is SPlist.ShowUser = boolean value which is available for all SharePoint list but does it function as expected, Answer is yes.

I decided update my previous Client Tool, Show-Hide fields, which uses web services to Hide List Fields on different Form Pages, it made sense to add additional functionality of Masking User names as well.

It works exactly the same but has an additional Check box for Masking User Information thus.  On how to use the tool check the link here https://spyralout.com/releasestoolscode/moss-showhide-fields-using-web-services/

 

Below are screenshots for Masking User Info

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Click Update and Result

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Download Link :

http://spiralout.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=22305