Set up Windows Authentication in IE8

Mark Berry December 21, 2010

If you have a web site that requires logging on with Windows Authentication, you can set Internet Explorer 8 to pass through your current credentials, thus bypassing the logon prompt. Vernon gives short and sweet instructions on how to set your Internet Options in this thread:

  1. On the Security tab, make sure the site is added under “Trusted Sites” and set the Security levels for this zone to Low. (Actually, I would try Medium first.)
  2. Click on the Custom level… button and go right down to the bottom, under User Authentication make sure the radio button is in “Automatic logon with current user name and password”.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Security, make sure “Enable Integrated Windows Authentication *” (requires restart) is checked.

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