[jcifs] How to stop the network pop up login window?

Jeffrey Alan Rodriguez Jeff at JeffRodriguez.com
Sat Feb 11 18:33:27 GMT 2006

This can also be configured in Firefox, go to the URL "about:config"
and change the property "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris" and
add the hostname of your server.


On 2/7/06, Tapperson Kevin <Kevin.Tapperson at hcahealthcare.com> wrote:
> There could be a couple of things going on here:
> 1) IE doesn't think that your web site is a member of the Local Intranet
> zone.
> If the site is not a member of the Local Intranet zone, you will get the
> logon pop-up dialog instead of being logged in automatically.  Make sure
> your web site is a member of the Local Intranet zone only.  It should not be
> a member of the Trusted Sites zone.  Check the indicator at the bottom of
> the screen to see what zone IE thinks the site is in.
> (There is a known bug in IE, if you are relying on your proxy configuration
> to define the zone for web sites.  (Tools->Internet
> Options...->Security->Local intranet->Sites...->Include all sites that
> bypass the proxy server)  For each new browser instance, IE doesn't
> load/initialize your proxy configuration until after it initiates the
> process of making the first HTTP request.  Therefore, the first HTTP request
> of each new browser instance is ALWAYS made using the context of the
> Internet zone, even though your proxy configuration settings may indicate
> otherwise.  It does not go back and re-assess the security zone to be used
> for the first HTTP request once the proxy configuration has been loaded.  I
> fought Microsoft long and hard on this bug, but they will likely never fix
> it.  The manual zone definitions are always respected by IE, regardless of
> the browser's initialization state.)
> 2) The web site could be rejecting the credentials automatically supplied by
> the browser.  If the browser automatically provides credentials and the
> server returns a 401 error in response to the NTLM type 3 message, the
> browser will prompt the user to manually enter credentials and re-try NTLM
> with the manually entered credentials.  I would suggest taking a packet
> capture to see if this is what is going on; if your site is really a member
> of the Local Intranet zone.
>  ________________________________
>  From:
> jcifs-bounces+kevin.tapperson=hcahealthcare.com at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:jcifs-bounces+kevin.tapperson=hcahealthcare.com at lists.samba.org]
> On Behalf Of Anh Tu
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 3:27 PM
> To: jcifs at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [jcifs] How to stop the network pop up login window?
> Hello,
> Have any one run into this problem before, please advise me what I should do
> to stop the network dialog pop-up prompt with the intergrated authentication
> on MS Windows XP.
> We implemented an application with SSO. It works fine excepted that
> everytime I launch the IE browser to send a request to that application, it
> keeps pop-up the network dialog login prompt even that I have added the site
> in the intranet zone and set the custom level to "Automatic logon only in
> the Intranet zone". I did alot of searching and most of the documents that I
> found they all mention the same thing about adding the site in the intranet
> zone and trusted site. Is there ANY thing else that I should check to stop
> the pop-up dialog?
> MY client OS and the IE browser
> XP Version 2002 w/SP-2
> IE v6.0.2900.2180.xsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
> Thanks very much!!
> -Anh

Jeffrey Alan Rodriguez
Jeff at JeffRodriguez.com

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