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fetching automatic proxy config script with NTLM auth?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Rob, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP SP3 (32 bits).

    An automatic proxy configuration script is configured.
    When the browser is started, it fetches the configured URL and
    keeps the script.

    Now, I would like to use NTLM authentication on this fetch.
    Not because I really need authentication, but the config script is in
    fact constructed by a server-side script and I want to know the
    username of the logged-in user in that script.

    Problem is that IE8 asks the user for the username/password, twice
    even. When I enter it, everything works OK.

    But I would like to let this authentication to proceed silently,
    just as when an Intranet site is visited.

    The server sending the script is on the local Intranet, and when
    it is visited by IE8 this fact is recognized (shown in the statusbar).

    What could be going on here? Is it at all possible to make this
    work? Are there extra things I need to configure?

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