Securing a single folder locking down all other services?

Discussion created by smenefee on Aug 1, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2013 by jvanderhorstesri-nl-esridist
We've ran into this a few times now and it's both confusing and frustrating.  All of our services are unsecured by default.  However, I created an "Internal" folder and secured it.  Following that, all of the unsecured services were acting like they were secured as well (i.e. prompting for a login).

We have a flex app that consumes those unsecured services and it was throwing errors indicating that it wasn't able to reach the services because they were secured (although they weren't).  After I unsecured the secured folder, the flex app worked just fine.

Why would securing a folder with no services in it have any effect on other services?  Any help would be very much appreciated!