I have created an editable page template under Tools > General > Templates.
On this template within the Layout Container [Root] I have added a component in Structure mode which I have populated with content. The idea is that this component populated with content will show on all pages that implement this template.
However, whilst this displays correctly in author, on publish the component does not show on the page. I have worked out that this is because the anonymous user does not have read permissions to the /conf/.../templates folder.
Am I using editable templates in the wrong way, or do I really need to give read permissions to the /conf/.../templates in publish (I am very reluctant to do so)?