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I have an Apache. Under the DOCUMENTROOT is a folder with an .htpasswd file for http-auth. If I open the browser and request the content in the folder I get an Popup to login.

Is there a way to avoid the popup? I have tried to add the user and the password in the url:


Unfortunately this doesn't work with every browser. Is there a workaround? Thanks

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What browser does not support this age old technique? Just curious. – initall Oct 10 '12 at 15:26
@initall - An update to IE5.5 (or perhaps IE5.0), and all later versions of IE will not allow this type of link, for security reasons. I know some earlier versions of FireFox allowed it, but current versions of FireFox may not allow it. – Kevin Fegan Apr 19 '13 at 1:47

A GreaseMonkey solution to this was described over at StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/a/55744/73652

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