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How to allow Firefox to accept windows credentials?

Lot of my users complain that Firefox does not really work well with SharePoint and that they have to type in their password every time they go to a SharePoint site etc. etc.

This problem has mostly been solved SP2, Firefox works really well with SharePoint now. Coming to the problem of accepting windows credentials, just follow the steps below

  1. Open up Firefox
  2. In the address bar, type about:config and hit enter
  3. Firefox will warn you about making changes, just click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”
  4. You will be presented with a list of preferences.
  5. In the filter bar, type NTLM
  6. Check to see “network.automatic-ntlm-auth.allow-proxies” preference has “TRUE” under value.
  7. If not double click to change the value to “TRUE”
  8. After doing this Double click on “network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris”  and enter URLs which your users want to accept windows credentials, just the top level URL is good enough.
  9. For example http://myteamsite.companyname.com
  10. You can add as many sites as you like by separating them with a comma “;”.
  11. That’s it, This will allow Firefox to accept windows credentials for above mentioned sites

The only places where Firefoxt fails is when some of the controls require ActiveX like uploading multiple documents and explorer view.

MS promises more support with  SharePoint 2010 for Firefox and Safari. In fact, I noticed in the recent SharePoint 2010 IT PRO  sneak peak video, Richard Riley uses Firefox for his demonstration.

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