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IE8 on Windows 7 - https auth not working

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by glanfield, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. glanfield

    glanfield Flightless Bird

    Dear group,

    I have a system where by a zip file is downloaded from a web server
    (apache) over https and using an apache directive for the usename/password
    (such as below). The problem is that the username and password is never
    excepted in IE8 on Windows 7 (32bit). It works in FireFox,Chrome,IE7 (vista
    32 bit), and ie8 on xp.
    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks.


    <Directory <dir_location>>
    AuthType Basic
    Authname "Username and Password Required"
    AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/<htpasswdfile>
    Require valid-user
    </Directory>
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "glanfield" <glanfield@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1AF69588-63F2-4D37-9D9B-84B75F8B630D@microsoft.com...
    > Dear group,
    >
    > I have a system where by a zip file is downloaded from a web server
    > (apache) over https and using an apache directive for the usename/password
    > (such as below). The problem is that the username and password is never
    > excepted in IE8 on Windows 7 (32bit). It works in FireFox,Chrome,IE7
    > (vista
    > 32 bit), and ie8 on xp.
    > Any help appreciated.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > <Directory <dir_location>>
    > AuthType Basic
    > Authname "Username and Password Required"
    > AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/<htpasswdfile>
    > Require valid-user
    > </Directory>
    >


    Use a http tracing tool like Fiddler2 to see what is being sent by Apache to
    IE, it might be that there's a problem with the 401 response formatting.

    What security zone does IE show your site as being in? If it's in the
    Restricted Zone then IE will ignore any authentication requests.

    --
    Dan
     

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