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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020530
Typing http://user:email@example.com should get you logged into IIS servers
requiring basic authentication. And it does with other browsers.
Also, when going to a page that requires authentication, no dialog ever comes up
to let you type it in. Your immeditaly presented with the 401, instead of the
agent resending the request after gather the appropriate authentication information.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Find a server that needs authentication (not necessarily SSL)
2.Notice you can login just fine with IE
3.Find out that you can't with mozilla
Actual Results: http 401
Expected Results: 200
benc, tever: can you reproduce this in-house? thx!!
works for me with apache server
working on setting up an IIS server with basic auth
hmmm... you may need to try it with a domain reference in the http request as
well. The servers I tried with all require domain login, and work fine in IE
but not mozilla. (of course, this means iis)
ok I will look into that, using an internal IIS server I get the message:
"HTTP Error 401
401.2 Unauthorized: Logon Failed due to server configuration
This error indicates that the credentials passed to the server do not match the
credentials required to log on to the server. This is usually caused by not
sending the proper WWW-Authenticate header field."
works fine with IE. Will attach a packet trace shortly.
Tever: can you add the login/passwd info here to the internal server so that we
could debug this? thx.
user : qaguest
pass : qaguest
ok, it appears as though the server was not configured for basic authentication.
According to the server owner, there are 3 choices in the IIS setup for
authentication methods - 1) allow anonymous 2) basic 3) win nt challenger.
Basic auth has since been applied and now this works for me. NS 4.79 also did
not work until basic was applied.
I tested using the http://username:firstname.lastname@example.org format on winNT4,
linux rh6, and mac osX and they are all working. Server: Microsoft-IIS/4.0
Safari, do you know if the server you are using is set up for basic auth?
The server is setup for integrated windows authentication. I guess I should be
reporting this bug to microsoft ie instead of you guys then, huh? Looks like
your right, there wrong.
Mozilla doesn't support NTLM at the moment.
dupe of bug 23679
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23679 ***