Friday, May 25, 2007

Sharepoint: Opening Documents Prompts for User Name and Password Everytime

This is a very common problem reported and hopefully Microsoft will fix in the next version of the sharepoint. But there is one way to work around this problem. Here are the steps.

  1. Go the "Internet Options" settings in IE
  2. Go to "Security" Tab
  3. Click on "Trusted Sites" icon and click on the "Sites" button below that box. This action will pop up a window
  4. Now add the url of the sharepoint portal to the list of trusted sites.
  5. Now click on the "Custom Level" Button below in the security level settings. This will pop up a window

  6. Scroll to the bottom and see "User Authentication". In this select the option: "Automatic Logon with current user name and password"

Here the assumption is that your sharepoint portal is in your login domain and your authentication credentials for sharepoint are same as the windows logon domain.

1 comment:

ritu said...

Thanks , this was very helpful. It solved my issue.