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    Microsoft Security Update

    With the recent Microsoft Internet Explorer Update (Q832894) Which removes the ability to pass usernames and passwords through a url (ex.
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    ) is there any kind of easy work arounds that anyone knows about? Because alot of site links i know about will break because of this.

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    Just don't enter them in IE. Use mozilla, opera or whatever.
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    yeah thats ok for me i guess...but what about all the other users who visit the site, they're not going to change browsers.
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    Why does the site have to rely on passwords passed in plaintext via url?
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    Its a township site...basically allows users to view tax information for the city off of a secure server. The server has to be protected, so it gives them a guest user/pass access to the site to view the information
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    I don't think I quite understand. Is this a unique username/password emailed to them or something?
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    No, its coded directly into the site...so all the user has to do is click on the link and it automatically logs them in with the guest username and password
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    Is this your site? If so, just code it so it defaults to the guest username and password if one isn't passed....
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    It is defaulted to the guest user/pass....but with the new microsoft security update, they've prevented you from being able to use the
    Code:
    http://user:pass@
    functionality
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    Nono, he's suggesting that you don't pass it at all, and that the password-protected page just assumes that you are a guest if non password is passed.
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