IIS 7 and Above
This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in...
Last post Oct 24, 2011 08:13 AM by Swapan Dey
May 11, 2010 10:29 PM|K-Dubb|LINK
I am getting a login prompt that requires the user to enter the credentials again in an area of our website:
This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection)
This does not happen on IIS6.0, we only get the warning about content being secure and unsecure. It also does not happen when not using SSL with 7.5. This only happens in IIS7.5 with SSL enabled. I am fine with the warning for now as it has always occured,
but the login prompt is new and I need to figure out how to resolve.
May 12, 2010 07:22 AM|lextm|LINK
The prompt is totally a warning by Internet Explorer, so IIS has no control on it.
You should run the tests carefully. As the correct symptoms are like below,
"This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner" message only appears if the web site is basic authentication without SSL. When the web site is basic authentication with SSL, there is no such message in IE prompt.
(I tested with IE 8 and IIS 7.5).
No matter what IE prompts when the web site uses basic authentication, and it is desired.
May 12, 2010 04:18 PM|K-Dubb|LINK
May 12, 2010 08:59 PM|K-Dubb|LINK
This is resolved. The new server is also load balanced (missed this fine point), so this area of the application was making a request on another server causing it to create a new session. We modified the URL so it would not do this.
Oct 24, 2011 08:13 AM|Swapan Dey|LINK
I was getting this error as in the content folder, I had some permission issue. Other user groups were added there. I removed them to get rid of this error.