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Logging to SharePoint through Internet and Password problems?

If you're like me using SharePoint over the Internet (for extranet, and other purposes) and if you're opening the same site a lot of times, you might want the computer to remember the username and password for that site. But the computer simply doesn't want to remember the username and password...

Although many do not recommend this, here's the way to do it:

In Internet Explorer under the menu Tools click Internet Options. In the open window now select the Security tab.

Next select Local Intranet and click the Sites button.

In the new window click the Advanced button and in the next window type in the URL of your SharePoint site. If the site is not using SSL (https:) remember to clear the "Require server verification..." checkbox. At the end click the Add button and confirm all the windows with OK or Close.

The next time you'll log on to the SharePoint Site check the box Remember my password and that'll be the last time you'll log in to that site manually on this computer.


If you're accessing sensitive data on SharePoint remember to secure your computer account with a password and protect the unauthorized access to this computer, because anyone can access to this site from this computer now!


Andrej said...

Good tip, Boris. And your warning applies, as you write. Thanks for sharing, Andrej

Jernej said...

Boris, can you please help me with opening WSS3 intranet site to Ad userc connecting over internet?
On firewall I opened port 80 and 443, mapped to propper internal IP- address (with redirection 443 to 446) and install self-signed certificate. But - site can't be found from interntet. What I'm missing?

Thanks for help (Hvala za pomoč)

Jernej Alif, Ljubljana

Boris Gomiunik said...

Hi, jernej!

Thanks for posting the question and sorry for the delay. Problem might be that WSS3 is bound to internal host header and this can't be viewed from outside. Add the external host header in IIS and when visiting site add /default.aspx to the url.

I've created a new post about this problem on the following url:

Anonymous said...

What is the procedure in FireFox for making this change?