To grant anonymous access to a certain repository, one has to allow anonymous access to Artifactory in the security configuration, which enables access to the frontend without authentication.
We would like to be able to make certain repositories available without the need of authentication (anonymous acces) but at the same time still have login to access the frontend mandatory.
We'd like to be able to implement Knowledge Base Article Number: 000002787 "How to install phantomjs-prebuilt?" without opening up our whole installation to everyone without authentication.
Future applications might include the distribution of binaries to clients who aren't mapped in Artifactory, thus not having login permissions anyway.