Automatic user authentication

At work we are almost exclusively using ie6. They recently started rolling out ff4 as an alternate “experimental” browser. When browsing the company intranet with FF I am constantly prompted for a username and password. The username and password is always the same as what I use to lof into my machine. This never happens in ie6, some it authenticates automatically. Two questions:

Is their a setting in ff that would allow it to automatically authenticate so I didn’t get those popup prompts?

Also, there a way to create a link that includes the username and password? We have some links to external sites that prompts for aname and password. Its alwats the same name and password, which is usually listed by the link.

You can always prompt FF to save your username and password so that it remembers them. If you originally told FF never to ask again, you can change that in the FF preferences.