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?


To troubleshoot the issue, check things below:

  1. Enable automatic logon with current username and password in IE.

To enable automatic logon with current user name and password, go to Internet Explorer->navigate to Settings -> Internet Options->On the Security tab, click Custom Level->Under User Authentication, select Automatic logon with current user name and password.

  1. Add the site into trusted site in IE.

  2. Go to subsite-A->site settings->site permissions->Delete unique permissions->Stop Inheriting permissions->re-grant the permission to the User in the subsite and check if the same issue will occur.

  3. Create a new subsite, break inheritance and add the user into the subsite to check if the same issue will occur.

  • i did try that but same results. Tried with Edge, Firefox and IE (with that setting). Sorry for the late response, i did not realize I replied to your answer with an answer instead of a comment so the post was deleted.
    – Greg
    Jul 18 '19 at 11:25

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