SharePoint 2007

Getting Firefox to pass Active Directory credentials to Microsoft SharePoint 2007

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Here’s a simple pointer you can use when using Firefox with Sharepoint 2007 that makes life much easier.  The first thing you will notice when visting your Sharepoint site will be a pop-up box asking you to login.  This is because by default Firefox won’t pass NTLM credentials like Internet Explorer does. You have to specify trusted URLs that Firefox will pass credentials to.  In the pop-up box, you will see the site or server name it’s trying to authenticate against.  Just use your mouse to highlight this and press Ctrl + C to copy.  Cancel the login box and in your address bar, type the following:

about:config

These are the advanced settings for Firefox where you can customize pretty much anything on the browser.  Click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button and scroll down until you find:

network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris

Double click on it and press Ctrl + V to paste your URL.  You can add more URLs by seperating them wite a comma like this:

http://sharepointsite1, http://sharepointsite2, http://sharepointsite3

Now trying navigating to your Sharepoint site and it will automatically login.

About Jason Samuel

Jason Samuel lives in Houston, TX with a primary focus on strategic advisory and architecture of end-user computing, security, enterprise mobility, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, & VMware. He also has an extensive background in web architecture and networking over his 20+ year career in IT. He is an Author, Speaker, and Local User Group Community Leader. He is certified in several technologies and is 1 of 63 people globally that is a recipient of the prestigious Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award. He is 1 of 42 people in the world that has been awarded as a VMware EUC Champion and VMware vExpert. He is a featured author on DABCC which provides the latest IT Community News on Cloud, Data Center, Desktop, Mobility, Security, Storage, & Virtualization. In his spare time Jason enjoys writing how-to articles and evangelizing the technologies he works with. Disclaimer: The content and opinions expressed in articles and posts are his own and are by no means associated with his employer.

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4 Comments

  1. Lou Brightful

    May 31, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    This is a great page to bookmark

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  3. Stuart Clowes

    May 3, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Hello – great content, but hard to read because your ‘share’ bar is covering the left of the text. I am using IE9

  4. sup2069

    July 15, 2021 at 8:23 AM

    It’s 2021 and this still works! Able to use my smart card now to login into SharePoint! Thank you.

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