RE: Automatic Authentication with Internet Explorer?

From: Andy Doran <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 17:55:35 +0100 (BST)

What you refer to NTLM proxy authentication. This is something I'm working
on, but unfortunately I don't get much time to work on it.

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On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Adam Pearse wrote:

> I think there are a number of Administrators that share your "wish". I
> believe I read a couple of weeks ago that someone was looking into the
> pass-through authenication used by MS. Anyone have an update ??
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Espen Lyngaas []
> Sent: October 26, 1999 10:00 AM
> To:
> Subject: Automatic Authentication with Internet Explorer?
> 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
> clues?
> 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 - 11:14:57 MDT

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