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Q1080 Password protected page accessible only with Internet Explorer and not netscape

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Symptom: Access denied.

Affects: Any non Internet Explorer browser.

Reason: Authentication type (in IIS configuration for the website) is set to "NT Challenge/Response" which will work only with Internet Explorer.

Workaround: Set authentication type to "Basic" - Basic Authentication is not secure, and passwords are sent over the net in the clear. But it will work with all browsers. NT Challenge/Response is more secure, and passwords are sent encrypted, but it is only supported by Internet Explorer. (I know, this is not JavaScript but it is good to know).

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