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IE uses wrong user for pass-through authentication RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear community,

    we experience an authentication issue with our iis 7.5 ie 9.0 architecture:

    Our internal website uses Windows Authentication by reading the HTTP header variable REMOTE_USER

    With Windows Authentication, IE should pass the name of the currently logged in user to iis. It does not, but passes a different username instead.

    In Detail:

    If I access the server by its servername, the wrong credentials are used

    If I access the same server by its ip, everything is ok.

    If I try the same with the same account on an different client PC - everything works fine.

    --> It must be something in the cache of ie.

    Resetting ie does not work. Privacy mode does not work.

    Question: is there any other way short of deinstalling ie ?

    Thanks,

    Michael

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:36 AM

Answers

  • Hi Michael,

    Credential Manager allows you to store credentials, such as user names and passwords that you use to log on to websites or other computers on a network.

    1. Control panel

    2. In the left pane, click Manage your credentials.

    3. Delete the Stored password of the website you are trying to access

    4. restart the PC

    all should be okay

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:35 PM

All replies

  • Hi Michael,

    Credential Manager allows you to store credentials, such as user names and passwords that you use to log on to websites or other computers on a network.

    1. Control panel

    2. In the left pane, click Manage your credentials.

    3. Delete the Stored password of the website you are trying to access

    4. restart the PC

    all should be okay

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:35 PM
  • Thanks, that did the job (I had to reset internet explorer, too)!

    Strange, that Windows uses credentials when (in my opinion) it should use the name of the user logged in.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:57 AM