Something weird happens. When I try to connect to central administration from sharepoint application server it asks me about credentials. I try to log in with farm administrator permissions, but it doesn't let me log in.

When I try to login to the central administration from a local computer or the front end web service server using the same account, I am able to login. The problem continues with my web front end server also when I try to login in one of the sites it tells me to input credentials (again sp farm admin) and it doesn't work. When I try to login to the site from a local computer or the application server using the same account, I am able to login.

I know I can access the setting using other computers, but I wonder why this happens.

  • I am using SP2013 and Windows server 2012 r2
    – el94
    Jul 2, 2014 at 11:21
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  • It's a security feature. Jul 2, 2014 at 11:26
  • As already pointed out - DisableLoopbackCheck will solve this.
    – Mx.
    Jul 2, 2014 at 13:21
  • And in addition, DO NOT disable it in your production environment. Jul 2, 2014 at 13:32

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This is a security feature from Microsoft, which are explained in detail here:

DisableLoopbackCheck & SharePoint: What every admin and developer should know.

It can sure be annoying but Microsoft did put it there for a reason. However, if you are on a development or staging environment you could disable it. But never ever do it in a production farm as it's there to keep your farm a little bit more safe.

Here's a easy guide about how you disable it.

DisableLoopbackCheck. Lets do it the right way

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    Or, if you need to crawl from the server itself, add the URL to the exclude link as explained in harbar link above Jul 3, 2014 at 8:08

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