After upgrading a CQ5.2.x publish instance to CQ5.3, anonymous access to public content does not work anymore. Following
INFO message is logged instead:
*INFO* [127.0.0.1  GET /content/geometrixx/en.html HTTP/1.0] org.apache.sling.commons.auth.impl.SlingAuthenticator getAnonymousSession: Anonymous access not allowed by configuration - requesting credentials.
This is caused by a Sling issue SLING-1508.
This issue is fixed by CQ5.3 hotfix package #29271. Please raise a DayCare ticket to obtain this package.
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