SharePoint REST GetItems with Anonymous Access – ApiBlockedException

When you have your SharePoint application enabled with Anonymous access, often can occur the exception:


This is, because some Rest methods can be disabled on web application scope. You can run this commands, to show
list, which methods are not approved:

$webapp = Get-SPWebApplication "Url of your app"

FullName                    : Microsoft.SharePoint.SPList
MethodNames                 : {GetItems, GetChanges}
GetPropertyNames            : {}
SetPropertyNames            : {}
UpgradedPersistedProperties :

Line MethodNames indicates, that GetItems and GetChanges are forbidden on SPList object.

You can enable them by using this command:

$webapp.ClientCallableSettings.AnonymousRestrictedTypes.Remove([microsoft.sharepoint.splist], "GetItems")

Now, your Rest query to GetItems should be working.


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