Single Sign-On Browser Settings

The University of Exeter Single Sign On Service enables you to avoid repeating your username and password for access to secure web pages and applications for which you are authorised.

Your browser may be capable of using your current Windows authentication information to automatically login to the Single Sign On Service but requires some configuration to be added to your browser.

Please follow the procedure below to permanently add the required configuration.

FireFox: To enable automatic Single Sign-On (SSO)

  1. In Firefox, enter about:config in the address bar.
  2. Enter negotiate in the configuration filter bar.
    The Preference Name network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris should be listed.
  3. Double-Click on network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris and set the value to
    Press OK to save the change.
  4. Close all instances of Firefox and retry access.

Internet Explorer: To enable automatic Single Sign-On (SSO)

If you are using Internet Explorer version 6 you will be prompted for login credentials.

If you are using Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 you should alter your browser settings by selecting Tools->Internet Options

  1. In the Internet Options window select the Security tab.
    Click on the Trusted Sites icon and then click the Sites button.
    Ensure is added to the Web sites list.
  2. Back in the Internet Options->Security tab click the Custom Level button.
    In the Settings list ensure that
    User Authentication->Logon is set to Automatic logon with current username and password.
    Miscellaneous->Web sites in less privileged Web content zones can navigate into this zone is set to Enable.
  3. Back in the Internet Options window click the Advanced tab.
    In the Settings list ensure that
    Security->Enable Integrated Windows Authentication is set.
  4. Exit the Internet Options window, close all instances of Internet Explorer, and retry access.

Other browsers do not support automatic Single Sign-On (SSO) so you will be prompted for login credentials.

Avoiding "Security Warning" dialog boxes when using Internet Explorer 7

If you see this:

Here is the solution:

Last modified: 7th October 2009 by ICSD Advanced Systems