July 31, 2017

SharePoint 2013 - Managed Metadata Navigation is not visible to Anonymous and Read Permission Users.

Managed Metadata service Application lets you define your site navigation using term sets. It lets you tag your content with term sets making structure of your content relevant. But, you might wind up in situation wherein users having Read Permission or Anonymous users are not able to see the Managed Metadata navigation. This issue crops up due to "" being selected in Navigation tab for the term. If you want to rid yourself of this issue, you have two options:

Option #1: You can either change it to "Simple Link or Header in Navigation tab"  
Option #2: You can set your target page in " " in Term-Driven Pages tab and save the settings, this issue should go away.

Steps for both approaches are summarized below:

Step 1: From your Site Collection, go to Term Store Management Under Site Administration from Site Settings.

Step 2:
 - If you want to go for Option #1 as resolution, under your Term Set -
     - Select your Term.
     - Select "Navigation" Tab in right panel.
     - Select "Simple Link or Header" under Navigation Node Type section.
     - Click "Save".

 - If you want to go for Option #2 as resolution, under your Term Set - 
     - Select your Term.
     - Go to Term-Driven Pages tab and set page for Change target page for this term after checking the checkbox and click Save.

Step 3: Do the same steps for all the terms that are invisible to Anonymous and Read only users.

If you have any questions you can reach out our SharePoint Consulting team here.