Anonymous users should never be granted any permissions beyond View access.
Allowing further access could compromise the security of the RIT Wiki and opens up the wiki to spamming and inappropriate use of RIT resources.
This policy is governed by the RIT Code of Conduct for Computer and Network Use agreed to by all users with an RIT Computer Account and is included in the footer of every page of the RIT Wiki.
Permissions for anonymous users beyond viewing will be removed by wiki administrators without confirmation.
When configuring permissions on a course-related Wiki space, instructors should not enable Anonymous access as this can be considered a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) concern.
Per the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html):
With Anonymous access enabled on a Wiki space, anyone may view any unrestricted pages and the history of those pages which discloses student names and enrollments associated to that course offering. Student names are listed by default as the creator and editor on pages, and named in the page history with each edit. Student names may also be listed in the content of a page, and even if removed they will remain in the history associated with that page.
We have administratively restricted Anonymous users access to the full user profile but that is the limit of restrictions that can be placed on that access globally.
A group called confluence-administrators should be listed under your groups. This group is comprised of technical support staff who can assist you in the event of a problem with your wiki. Please do not delete the confluence-administrators group from your space permissions.