I've setup SharePoint 2019 and I'm having an issue windows authentication where a login box is shown to the site. I've read tons of doc and here is what I have done:

Web Application port: 443 Full Read for accounts:

<Share Point User>, 
All Users (windows)

Under the Site. In Site Permissions I added:

Site Visitors - Read

Advanced Permission Settings:

Everyone - Domain Group - Read
SharePoint Group - Read

but every time a user goes to the site page it asks for authentication. Any ideas on what I'm missing. Its setup to use AD authentication.
For example, if I set up a domain user as a Farm Administrator and have them go to the central admin page: http://someserver:11667 it works with the page showing but on the site page it prompts for a login still.

I've seen articles about adding the site to your local browser as trusted sites. But since we using Windows 10 client and Window 2016 Server with SharePoint 2019, I would have thought it would work. I'm testing on Edge, Chrome and Firefox.

2 Answers 2


Edge and Firefox, this is expected. Add the site to the Trusted Sites list in IE and then test with Chrome.

  • So there is no way to have auto detect without making client-side changes?
    – adviner
    Nov 9, 2018 at 15:13
  • Typically IE (thus Chrome) will treat URLs without dots as they're in the Intranet Zone, but all of that depends on your configuration. Edge does not have a concept of Zones and Firefox has some manual changes you can make in about:config (there are some FF GPOs now, as well, that can handle this).
    – user6024
    Nov 9, 2018 at 15:15
  • Trevor Thank you for the the quick and helpfull response
    – adviner
    Nov 9, 2018 at 15:17

To handle the basic authentication popup, we can pass the username and password along with the web page's URL. When the login pop-up is prompted, we enter the username as “admin” and the password as “admin” and then log in. Thus, the user would be successfully logged into the website.

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