How to stop Sharepoint from repeatedly asking for credentials
In order to stop Sharepoint from asking for credentials when the site is
loaded or a document is accessed it is necessary to alter the security
settings in Internet Explorer.
N.B. This requires that Windows be set to remember your password and it should only be used in a secure environment.
With that in mind the steps are as follows:
- Open up internet explorer and browse to the Sharepoint site.
- Enter your username and password and select 'Remember my password'
- Press 'OK'
- You should now have the Sharepoint index page.
- Go to 'Tools > Options'
- Click on the 'Security' tab.
- Click on 'Trusted Sites'
- Click the 'Sites' button.
- Under 'Add this website to the zone:' the address of the sharepoint server should already be filled in.
- Untick 'Require server verification...' and click 'Add'
- The address should move down to the box under 'Websites:', click 'Close'
This next step differs slightly depending on the version of Internet Explorer you are using:
If you have a slider underneath the zones
make sure 'Trusted sites' is still selected and move the slider to
'Low' and make sure 'Enable Protected Mode' is not ticked. Click 'OK'
and you are done.
If there is no slider
make sure 'Trusted
sites' is still selected and click the 'Custom level...' button. At
the bottom of the window select the dropdown after 'Reset to:' and
choose 'Low'. Click the 'Reset...' button and confirm that you do want
to change the settings. Click 'OK' twice and you are done.
You should now no longer be prompted to enter your credentials when accessing the Sharepoint site or editing documents.
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