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From Guillermo Pallarés <>
Subject [users@httpd] Basic Authentication: Firefox requires twice while Explorer only once
Date Thu, 10 May 2007 08:29:37 GMT
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<font face="Tahoma">I have set up current Apache 2.2 version for Debian
Etch (package installation) and implemented authentication with the
following lines in the sites-avaliable/default files:<br>
&lt;Directory ***&gt;<br>
  AllowOverride AuthConfig<br>
  AuthType Basic<br>
  AuthName "***"<br>
  AuthUserFile /****<br>
  Require valid-user<br>
  allow from all<br>
Autentication seems to be working fine for Internet Explorer clients,
and Firefox under Linux. The problem is with Firefox under windows (I
have only tried Windows xp).<br>
After the usual authentication window, <b><i>a second Windows xp
window appears (see bottom of the mail), requiring the user and
password again</i></b>. If data is correct, then everything works fine,
but I guess this is not a desirable situation. <br>
Entering the data twice can be easily avoided by checking the "Remember
password" option, but still this is not an elegant solution.<br>
Any idea of what can be wrong with Firefox under Windows?<br>
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