Issue with Mozilla's (1.4) support for NTLM authentication.

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

()

Core
Networking: HTTP
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major
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: a park, Assigned: Darin Fisher)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [ntlm-auth])

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425
Build Identifier: Mozilla 1.4

My company uses Surf Control as a proxy server.  During my first and second use
of Mozilla 1.4, a person from the Information Security department called me up
and asked me about multiple illegal "login" attempts to Surf Control.  She was
not referring to access of illegal sites.  She was referring to my account
trying to login into the surf control server.  These attempted logins coincided
with my browsing activities for the day.  The surf control server prompts me for
my W2K user name and password when I begin browsing after starting up mozilla. 
I successfully entered in my username and password and web browsing was normal
and without error.  I believe this issue has to do with NTLM authentication
because I have used Mozilla since 0.9.4 and have not had this problem at my
company perviously.  My company recently switched over to Surf Control, but I
had no previous problems with Mozilla 1.3.  Unfortunately, my company now knows
that I am using Mozilla (which is an unauthorized application).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Proxy server must be Surf Control.
2.  Start Mozilla, Enter in Proxy (W2K network) User name and password (NO
PROBLEM HERE)
3.  Begin browsing.  Surf Control records illegal login attempts, but browsing
is normal.

Actual Results:  
I received a call from my company's information security department asking me
about illegal login attempts to the surf control proxy server.

Expected Results:  
I thought NTLM authentication would allow me to begin browsing without entering
in my username and password.  I also expected browsing to be similiar to Mozilla
1.3.

I think my computer may have actually experienced heavy load during the initial
two times that I attempted to use the browser.  I can not repeat this because
testing would violate my company's usage authorized software usage rules.

I had to uninstall mozilla 1.4 from my computer and that is the reason why I
write to you today from mozilla 1.31 which doesn't have the issue that I am
reporting to you now.

Comment 1

15 years ago
you should enter login as: DOMAIN\username if you want to use NTLM.
If still having issues, please attach a HTTP log, see instructions here:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/netlib/http/http-debugging.html
Mozilla asks for credentials in NTLM mode because it's more secure according to
the developer Darin, see bug 199644 comment 4.
Your proxy seems to fallback to Basic auth, which explains why it can work with
Mozilla <1.4 (the first Mozilla release to implement NTLM is 1.4 on Win32).
Assignee: general → darin
Component: Browser-General → Networking: HTTP
QA Contact: general → httpqa
Whiteboard: [ntlm]
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Whiteboard: [ntlm] → [ntlm-auth]

Comment 2

15 years ago
Reporter, can you have a look at comment 1 and reply back on bugzilla ?
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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