Mar 19

Once I configure the proxy settings in my firefox. I keep getting the below prompt whichever site I surf. I’m using Firefox 3.6.

The proxy :8080 is requesting a user name and password. The site says:

  1. Type about:config in your firefox address bar.
  2. Click I’ll be careful, I promise button when you see the dialog box “This might void your warranty!
  3. Look for the below config under “Filter:” and set it to false
    network.proxy.share_proxy_settings
    network.automatic-ntlm-auth.allow-proxies

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6 Responses to “The proxy :8080 is requesting a user name and password. The site says:”

  1. 1. Gouri Shah Says:

    Thank you … my life is convinient !! otherwise every 2 min i had to enter the username and password!!

  2. 2. Rohit Says:

    Wonderful! Thanks a lot!!!

  3. 3. sina Says:

    oh my god, you are life saver, i hate it when it happens.
    Thanks alot

  4. 4. mohamad Says:

    user and password for proxy

  5. 5. Duke Luke Says:

    Wow, this works! I never knew that browsers had an about:config feature. That is really cool.

  6. 6. SecOps101 Says:

    The second configuration named above (network.automatic-ntlm-auth.allow-proxies) should ONLY be set to ‘false’ if your organization does not require a proxy to be used. Otherwise, you’re probably violating company security policy. There’s the banana peel. Step wisely.

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