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Access 2013 web app is read-only on a public SharePoint site


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Symptoms

Assume that you publish a Microsoft Access 2013 web app on a public Microsoft SharePoint 2013 site. When you try to access the app without being signed in to SharePoint, the app opens in read-only mode. Specifically, the menu bar buttons are disabled, and you cannot add, edit, or delete records.

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Cause

This occurs because anonymous users (or individual users who are not specifically added to the SharePoint site) have read-only permissions to Access web apps on the site.

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Resolution

If you want to make edits through the Access 2013 web app, you have to first sign in to SharePoint as a user who has edit permissions on the SharePoint site.  To sign in to SharePoint from the Access web app, click the Back to Site link in the upper-left of the window. You are then prompted to sign in. After you sign in to the site, you can return to the Access web app.

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Article Info
Article ID : 3007143
Revision : 2
Created on : 9/20/2018
Published on : 9/20/2018
Exists online : False
Views : 289