sharepoint 2019 on-premise
Structure is as follows. Broken inheritance. Site Subsite-A Subsite-B
If a user is in the members group for a Subsite and tries to open the Site Contents they get prompted for a password again which fails and they have to re-log into the site.
The user has read only to the Main site.
The only fix was to make the user a Member of the main Site and then it all worked.
What is in the parent site that could be causing this?
Is there a way so that users that do not need to modify the parent site data can have read-only to the parent and still have member access to a subsite?