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HTTP basic auth prompt, when SPNEGO and security zone <> "local Intranet"


We have configured a login module stack with SPNEGO and BasicPasswordLoginModule as fallback. SPNEGO works fine for internal users (users in the windows domain) and the BasicPasswordLoginModule as fallback also works when the security zone is "local intranet".

However when calling the portal externally or in general when the zone is NOT "local intranet" then the logon process comes with 1) an unexpected prompt (HTTP basic authentication) - and then 2) with the expected BasicPasswordLoginModule prompt.

Any explanation for this behaviour and how to avoid it?


Tom Bo

Edited by: Tom Bo Larsen on Sep 19, 2008 8:49 AM

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  • Posted on Sep 20, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Hello ,

    please check your IE setting for the security zone "internet".

    But when you connected to the portal over the internet your pc must connect to the ADS Server. No local windows logon on your PC !


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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Tom,

      Can you explain what you meantt when you say you created an authentication template without SPnego? Can your users still access the portal with the standard url with SSO to http://host>/irj/portal.

      We tried the same but by we don't want to change the url for the current users in the landscape and we want to provide the external users with a login screen without any popups...

      We therefore need to try and split te url for anonymous/external users from the internal users who already uses SSO to the portal.

      Can you provide me with a shortlist of how you did this please

      Thanks Dries.

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