Continually asking for user/pass of htaccess site if not pointing to index.html or dir

Not reproducible Issue #7171019


Apr 11, 2016
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If an entire site is protected via htaccess, edge continually asks for the user/pass if pointing just to the IP (have not tested with domain names).

  • Going to will bring up user/pass form, but entering correct information will just bring up the request again. If you click cancel, it shows the 401 page. But if you change the url to the page loads just fine. Once you’ve loaded the page, if you change the url back to just the IP, it will forward to index.html properly.

  • Restarting edge and going to directly will bring up the user/pass form and then accept the password properly.

  • Going to also works just fine.

  • Authentication by going to works fine on IE, Firefox, and Chrome

  • I believe this is someone else having the same issue too.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    • This appears to only be a problem when using lighttpd. I just tested with nginx and it seems to work just fine.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To from “Christian F.” to “Brad E.”

    • Sorry - typo, it shows the 401 error page, not 451.

    • Sorry - typo, it shows the 401 page, not 451.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Status to “Not reproducible”

    • Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this item of feedback. I setup an environment and tested this out in later builds and am not able to repro this. I specifically tested 14911.1000, which is a bit newer than our anniversary update (14393). If you are still seeing this after testing in 14393 or higher please feel free to re-open this item so we can help.

      All the best,
      The MS Edge Team

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