Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Firefox Proxy Authentication

Wanting to (legitimately) use Firefox on a work server (to download a batch of training videos via the 'DownThemAll' plugin if you must know...) I found it to repeatedly request proxy authentication presenting me with the username/password prompt for each object on a web page.

Rather annoying as you can imagine.

Here is how to get round it, so A) i remember and B) it may help you out too...

1) Type "about:config" in the address bar.
2) Locate the "network.negotiate-auth.allow-proxies" variable
3) Set the value to "false"

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=348211

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