Do I need to buy a license for anonymous users?

 

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No.  

Enable anonymous access and people will be able to use it without logging in and eating up a licence.  I strongly recommend allowing only read access to anonymous users.

Be careful however with confidential data. If you allow anononymous access and your instance is in the cloud, competitors will be able to view the information.

Thanks for the answers! But for anonymous users can be given access to some of the information to create a separate space? If the user has a username and password, can access information confidentially, but it does not create articles, but only reads them and comments, then do I need to buy a license for that user?

A logged in user is NOT anonymous. To log in, you MUST have a licence seat for them. As I said before, anonymous access does not use a licence, and you can open up read/comment etc if you want, but I would strongly recommend making it read-only for anonymous user, otherwise you will have no idea who is making comments/edits etc

Got it, thanks! We will have some information for public use and part of the corporate. I can customize the right space so that the corporate space have access only authorized users, and to other public space - by anonymous users?

Correct, yes. For most spaces, you'd say "only people in the login group can see this space". The for the public space(s), look at the bottom line in the space permissions, tick "anonymous" for browse rights, and people will be able to see it without logging in.

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