login prompt for site collection
i need to get rid of a login prompt when i try to access a site collection
using centeral administration...
i created a web application on port 80. i left the host header field blank, but renamed the Load Balanced URL to http://something.server.com
the authentication provider was windows/NTLM.
then i created a site collection on that web application
then i added an entry in drivers/etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 something.server.com
now when i try to browse to this site, i get a login prompt. no matter what credentials i enter into that box, it keeps popping back up. for three times. after that it presents a blank page.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009 3:26 PM
November 2nd, 2009 11:19pm
Have you tried adding the SharePoint site to your Local Intranet Zone or to your Trusted sites in your Internet Explorer options?
November 3rd, 2009 12:56am
This is pathetic. If i install a web application WITHOUT MODIFYING load balanced url (which defaults to the server name and a random port), there is no login prompt and i can get in the site collection sitting on that app just fine.
but when i modify the host header (and load balanced url as well-automatic), i JUST CANT get inside the web site collection. it just prompts me for credentials, and i enter them, prompts again....three times! and then blank page. why???
November 4th, 2009 12:11am
even more pathetic. it works in firefox, even with modified host header. go figure
November 4th, 2009 12:21am
The following technet URL goes deep into this. "...You can create a new site by using the stsadm.exe
command-line tool. You cannot use the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Central Administration Web application to create a host-named site collection."
November 4th, 2009 12:47am
Did you try the MS Fix? I had the exact problems you've mentioned above.
November 4th, 2009 7:31am
In order to fix this authentication prompt issue on any machine, pleae disable the loopbackcheck on the server. Its a issue with IE due to security update. Please follow below steps to disable loopbackcheck:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
- In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry key:
- Right-click Lsa, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Please let me know if this helps?
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Friday, November 06, 2009 6:36 PM
November 4th, 2009 10:10am
You ROCK !!!!! man! Yogesh! that was it!!! thanks a lot!!!!
November 6th, 2009 6:32pm
Awesome ...Sweet !!! Thanks a ton .
December 21st, 2011 5:19pm
We are using SharePoint 2010 Enterprise using NTLM classic authentication, and we are using Active Directory accounts. Neither user is able to login. I have verified that their permissions exist properly on the SharePoint site they are trying
The user is presented with a login prompt 3 times, and then is presented with a blank screen.
one user have no problem and the rest of our users have problems.
October 4th, 2012 10:01am
This Solved My Problem!
July 22nd, 2015 10:46pm