Give users access to an Enterprise Portal Internet site

Microsoft Dynamics AX creates a Guest user account during installation. The Guest user account allows anonymous Web users to log on to an Enterprise Portal Internet site with limited access. Web users who log on with the Guest account can view the product catalog, complete questionnaires, and sign up to become customers, but they cannot view any other information. All anonymous Web users connect to Enterprise Portal using the same Guest user account.

This topic describes how to enable the Guest user account and the Guest user group, and how to add the Guest user account to the Guest user group. You must complete all the procedures in this topic before users can access an Enterprise Portal Internet site.

Enable the Guest user account

By default, the Guest user account is disabled. You must enable this account before anonymous users can access the Enterprise Portal Internet site.

  1. In the Microsoft Dynamics AX client, click Administration > Common Forms > Users.

  2. On the Overview tab, select the Guest user account.

  3. Select the Enabled check box.

  4. Close the form to save changes.

Enable the Enterprise Portal Guest user group

Before users can access an Enterprise Portal Internet site, you must enable the Enterprise Portal Guest user group. The Enterprise Portal Guest user group is enabled when you configure Enterprise Portal using the Configuration Wizard. If you have not already done so, configure Enterprise Portal now using the Configuration Wizard. For more information, see Configure Enterprise Portal using the Configuration Wizard.

Add the Guest user account to the Enterprise Portal Guest user group

After you have configured Enterprise Portal, you must add the Guest user account to the Enterprise Portal Guest user group.

  1. In the Microsoft Dynamics AX client, click Administration > Setup > User groups.

  2. Click EP_Gues.

  3. Click the Users tab.

  4. Select the Guest user account in the Remaining users list box and click the left arrow button (<) to move the user account into the Selected users list box.

  5. Press CTRL+S to save changes.

Next step

If you have not already done so, you can create an Enterprise Portal Internet site. For more information, see Create an Enterprise Portal Internet site.