User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.9.2b2) Gecko/20091108 Firefox/3.6b2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) I'm using a proxy to connect to the internet. Last week I tried the second beta of Firefox 3.6. First I configured the proxy settings. After that I opened a few websites. For each website I got a dialogue with the request of username and password. Now it works, but if I follow a link the dialogue appears again and again. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Open a website through a proxy. Actual Results: Firefox always asks for username and password. Expected Results: Ask once and store the settings as Firefox 3.5 and beneath.
Problem gone with beta 3
resolving WFM in this case.
as for me, the problem is not gone with firefox 3.6 beta 3. In Firefox 3.5.5, it was still possible to solve the problem by setting the 'network.negotiate-auth.allow-proxies' to 'false'. But this does not work anymore in Firefox 3.6 Beta 3.
I also have the same problem with FireFox 3.6 Beta 3. To help you in finding the root of the problem : - I think (but I am not sure) that the problem appeared for me between Beta 2 and Beta 3. - The problem only appears when I am at one specific customer site, where I have to manually set the proxy to a specific value on port 8080. - For all others places where I simply use the "auto-detect" mode, everything works fine. - I don't use FoxyProxy.
- I use a manually set proxy on port 8080 as well. - I don't use any proxy-addons also, using them doesn't change the behaviour though.
Since I've updated my Firefox with [Help - Search for Updates] to the new version 3.6 I've also the problem. Firefox asks me on every page to confirm my username & password. Setting the "network.negotiate-auth.allow-proxies" to "false" in the about:config does not help. Before 3.6 it worked this way.
I reported that I had this issue with 3.6 Beta 3. It is still present in the final 3.6 version.
Problem solved! Search in the about:config for "ntml"... you will find: "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.allow-proxies"... default setting is true, change it to false. Restart FF, now Firefox asks you only 1 time for auth.
Thanks Markus, this also solved my problem. Question to the FireFox team : is it acceptable that the solution to such a problem is to change the config in "about:config" ? I don't think we would want regular users to do this...