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- Newbie question about NTLM and web sites
August 12, 2004, 1:17 pm
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I noticed within a lot of web sites there is an NTLM authentication
when a user does a simple HTTP GET.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
GET (Amazon.com product link shortened) HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7)
Cookie: session-id=104-4473924-0563158; ubid-main=430-7321142-9950765;
Proxy-Authorization: NTLM TlRMTVNTUAABAAAAB4IIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=
Question .... why does a user who has no login account need to
authenticate? What is the thought process behind this?
Thanks in advance
Re: Newbie question about NTLM and web sites
firstname.lastname@example.org (kipp b) wrote:
> Sorry about the simplicity of this question:
> I noticed within a lot of web sites there is an NTLM authentication
> when a user does a simple HTTP GET.
> Question .... why does a user who has no login account need to
> authenticate? What is the thought process behind this?
> Thanks in advance
I think your are accessing those 'NTLM authentication required'
web sites via a proxy, probably implemented somewhere in your
And it is this proxy that require NTLM authentication.