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    Password Protection

    I created a sub-web with password protection. When one attempts to access it, it asks for the user name and password twice -- appears to reject it the first time, but then lets the user in the second time. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

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    Re: Password Protection

    Try these three:

    Q219146 FP2000: Password Prompt is Displayed More than Once When a Read-Only File is Opened
    Knowledge Base Search on Frontpage searching on 'password'

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    Re: Password Protection

    Thanks for the suggestion. The problem is not opening the sub-web in FrontPage. The problem is that a visitor whoattempts to access the sub-seb with an Internet browser is asked twice for the password.

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    Re: Password Protection

    Ok - this is the only other one I came across:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q239/5/46.ASP>Q239546</A> You Are Prompted for Username and Password When Redirected

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    Re: Password Protection

    That seems to describe the problem. But, I have no idea what the suggested work around means. It says:

    The Web administrator needs to use one of the following methods to correct this behavior:

    "Have the authenticating page at the lowest folder level where authentication is required.

    "Use a direct link."

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    Re: Password Protection

    Basically, you need to place the page where the authentication will take place as low as possible in the directory structure and link directly to that page.
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    Re: Password Protection

    I know that's what the Microsoft response says. But, I don't understand what it means. The password protection, as I understand it, is on the sub-web, not on any particular page within the sub-web.

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    Re: Password Protection

    Yes, but the security in FP is built on the security of the webserver, which, in turn is built on the security of the OS.
    Sooo, The OS security is built around directory structure - and possibly even pages - not subwebs.
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