Automatic Authentication with Internet Explorer?

From: Espen Lyngaas <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 18:00:08 +0200

We have recently switched from MS Proxy to Squid.

There's one nice feature in MS Proxy (there _IS_ only one nice feature in
MS Proxy) I'm missing from Squid (or at least I think it's missing in Squid...)

With MS Proxy, Internet Explorer can pass on the userid/password with which
the user logged on to Windows. Our Squid is currently configured with
smb_auth and it works great, but now Internet Explorer brings up the Basic
Authentication -type login dialog box the first time it hits a page that
needs authentication.

I'm not sure how MS Proxy does this, but I take it there's some dialog
between IE and MS Proxy. Can Squid be configured/patched/hacked to do the
same, and if so, does anyone know how, or where I could start looking for

With over 4000 users, I'd appreciate not having to explain to all of them
that from now on they have to type in their NT userid and password when
they start Internet Explorer.

Espen Lyngaas, IT Consultant, Color Group ASA
Phone: +47-95063143 +47-22944315 ICQ: 43241796
Received on Tue Oct 26 1999 - 10:11:39 MDT

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