Today’s post is not the most revolutionary bit of SharePoint configuration – but it’s one of the most commonly mentioned issues. So I figured I would pry it out of my email/internal SharePoint archives and share it more widely.
Let’s suppose you have an internal Active Directory domain called OURCOMPANY. You may also have used in different internal domains, possibly untrusted, in other divisions. The URL for your site may be http://intranet.company.com – but the internal fully qualified domain names (FQDN) for you internal AD domains may be different from “company.com”.
Users will often receive repeated prompts to enter login credentials, regardless of whether or not the “Remember my password” options are selected. Of course, users don’t exactly love that. Not at all. How best to give them the automatic, integrated login experience?
This is best supported by configuring the Internet Explorer client. Inside IE, select Tools | Internet Options | Security:
- Select the Intranet zone
- Click the sites button and choose Advanced
- Add the SharePoint web site
- Custom settings
- Scroll to bottom of list
- Under User Authentication, select Logon | Automatic logon on in Intranet