WSS2 users with read access are prompted for authentication, but can cancel out of it and access the site RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an old WSS2 server, that it seems that users with read access get prompted for authentication, while users with contribute or higher are not being prompted.

    I can consistently produce and fix the issue by switching the users access, and having them re-open the page.



    Running on Server 2003 (x86 I think)

    Any ideas?

    Joshua Fuente

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:44 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for your question. I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue. There might be some time delay. Appreciate your patience. Thank you for your understanding and support.


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    Entan Ming
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:13 AM
  • Check any of the resources like CSS, Images retrieved from SharePoint libraries with broken permission.
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:01 AM
  • Hello Joshua,

    Please take a Fiddler / NetMon trace while reproducing this issue and find out which component is throwing HTTP 401. You could also look at IIS logs to get inputs.

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    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:27 PM
  • OK, I will do that, and see what I find.... 

    Joshua Fuente

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:20 AM
  • I think I have found the issue, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871155

    The default website still has basic auth enabled.  I will put a change request in and give it a try.

    Joshua Fuente

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:30 PM