[jcifs] Authentication issue with IE 6.0, inconsistent username and password prompting

Eric eglass1 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 11 00:56:55 GMT 2004

Juliana wrote:
> Thank you very much for the help, but I was still not able to connect to my
> tomcat bypassing the login popup,
> I've tried all sort of configuration from cookies to security but nothing
> work at all :(
> Any other suggestions? I really appreciate your help. Thank you for reading
> this.
> regards
> Juliana

Are you accessing the site via name (i.e., http://server) or IP 
(  Internet Explorer will often treat IPs as being in 
the internet zone (which prompts by default).

If that isn't the issue, you can try this:

Under the IE menu, Tools -> Internet Options, on the Security tab click 
Custom Level.  At the bottom is the User Authentication section. 
Setting this to "Automatic logon with current username and password" 
should always use silent authentication (even in external zones).

If that works, it is a good indicator that the issue is zone related. 
If not you can send me a packet capture and I can take a look at it.


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