Logging into a "Local Intranet" zone sites

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bryan Fritchie, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. I am at my wits end on this problem. I have had IE7 installed for months,
    and this problem only surfaced a few days ago, and I can't figure out why.

    I can log into every external site that I have tried, but there are two
    sites that I cannot log into anymore. http://localhost (a development
    version of my code base), and http://helpdesk:8080 (a software solution that
    we have installed for employees to log inssues, make IT requests, etc).

    The "localhost" site does not use cookies, but session variables to track
    the user. (yes, I know they are similar, just making the point that we are
    not storing a text file in the users temporary internet files) A GUID is
    passed around, and on each visit to a page we get the session info from a

    I have no idea how the "helpdesk" program is storing session data, other
    than it is jsp pages, so I have a JSESSION in the HHTP headers instead of an

    I have set my Security settings for both "Internet" and "Local intranet"
    zones to as low as they can go (Medium & Low respectively). I even added
    "localhost" and "helpdesk" to my "Trusted Sites". And I set my "Privacy"
    settings to "Accept All Cookies".

    I still cannot log in to these two sites, and I have no idea what else to
    try!! If anyone can assist, I would REALLY appreciate it!! Thanks!
    Bryan Fritchie, Jun 7, 2007
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  2. Well, just an update. I uninstalled IE7 (at least as much as the Add /
    Remove Programs will uninstall), and I have the EXACT same problems. :(
    Bryan Fritchie, Jun 7, 2007
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  3. Bryan Fritchie

    Don Varnau Guest

    I would try:
    1. Clear the Temporary Internet Files, History and Cookies.
    2. Go to Control Panel> User Accounts> [UserName]> Manage network passwords,
    clear any login information for the sites.
    3. Internet Options> Security> Internet Zone> Custom Level> User
    Authentication> (select) "Prompt for user name and password." If the site
    has been placed in another zone (Intranet or Trusted Sites) "Prompt for
    username..." may need to be selected there also.
    4. Install and run (freeware) IE PassView- NirSoft:
    Remove any stored passwords for the sites.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Jun 9, 2007
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