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Accessing Sharepoint from Firefox »

FERDY CHRISTANT - NOV 13, 2007 (09:19:30 PM)

If you're like me and use Firefox as your default browser, you probably dislike those exceptional sites that enforce you to use IE. One example is Sharepoint. Using Internet Explorer you never have to log in on a Sharepoint site, at least not if you have a valid Windows session in the same domain. This works because Internet Explorer carries your Windows credentials to IIS on the server using NTLM. Firefox does not do this by default, forcing you to log in each time. Luckily, there is a config setting we can change to get rid of the login prompts:

  1. Enter "about:config" in the address bar of Firefox and hit [Enter]
  2. Do a search on "ntlm", at least three entries should appear
  3. Set the value of "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris" to ".yourdomain" (do not forget the dot)

Restart Firefox. As of now, you never have to log on to that domain anymore. You can enter multiple domains by seperating them with a ",".

NTLM is worthy knowing about if you're doing integration work. For example, let's say you have a PHP application and you want the application to detect an existing Windows session. The Apache module mod_ntlm does just that. I have not found a way yet to detect a Windows session from Domino though, any help with that would be most welcome :)

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NOV 14, 01:46:42 PM

comment » Excellent post! Thanks for the tip. I was wondering if there was a way to do this!

There is a way to have single sign on between AD and Domino. You need to have an IIS server with Domino installed, and there is a Websphere plugin that allows IIS to send the NTLM credentials to Domino, creating the LTPA token. Your domcfg.nsf needs to be set up so that when an unauthenticated user requests a page, it passes them to the SSO server which creates their token, then redirects them back. Check out this link for more info:!OpenDocument «


NOV 15, 08:13:34 AM

comment » Derek, thanks a lot for the info on Domino SSO! «


FEB 12, 2008 - 04:24:49 PM

comment » Derek, are you able to use the "Edit in Microsoft Office ..." from the drop down for .doc and .xls files?

Whenever I attempt that I receive a message that it required IE or above. I've tried an agent switcher with Firefox as well with worse resutls.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.



COMMENT: TANNY O'HALEY emailhomepagerating

MAR 10, 2008 - 06:50:38 PM

comment » What I do is front a single (clustered and load balanced with another server) server with IIS. We use Domino SSO and the DCLF database. The form in the DCLF database forwards the user to the authentication server. IIS is setup to use Integrated/NTLM authentication. It passes DOMAIN\NETWORKID to the DSAPI filter.

All person documents in our company contain the NetworkID in the shortname field. I have created a custom view that combines the DOMAIN a "\ and the shortname field. There is a notes.ini option to use a custom view for web authentication.


The DCLF database form on the web authentication server then opens the requested page if the user is authenticated. «

COMMENT: LUIGI ASSOM emailhomepage

JUL 23, 2008 - 09:12:31 AM

comment » To use MS sharepoint even in FF:


Please have a look at this worthy open source competitor of MS sharepoint. Free download and use up to 10 users.

I really hate the abuse of dominant position of Microsoft, and its quick releasing products engulfing computer resources and crashing frequently (see Vista).

I found stupid and incoherent to release a system such as MS sharepoint, which could benefit of web 2.0 experiences, and let such applications be browser dependent!

Thanks again to Firefox community, solving quickly every needs expressed by the community and forces users. «


FEB 18, 2009 - 02:31:54 PM

comment » Hi - we've setup SharePoint (version 3.0) as a portal for our managers to approve invoices. We have some managers that have firefox as they preferred browser and everything works fine until they need to expand on the invoice detail. WHen the click on the plus sign (+) to see the detail nothing happens.

Any ideas how we can fix this? My first thought was browser settings but I'm not familiar with Firefox so I don't even know where to begin or if that's even the reason why it doesn't work for them.

Any help is greatly apprecitated.

Edgar. «

COMMENT: CHUCK SNYDER emailhomepagerating

SEP 15, 2009 - 03:42:23 PM

comment » Thanks, this has been annoying for a long time. I'd never have found the solution. «


FEB 9, 2010 - 06:55:04 PM

comment » Thank you for your post. Very useful. «


FEB 11, 2010 - 09:08:30

comment » Thats for information! It's great to not have to use IE again! «

COMMENT: CHAD emailrating

AUG 5, 2011 - 05:32:34 PM

comment » thanks, I wasn't even able to log in using the box that popped up but now it works automatically «


OCT 26, 2011 - 03:36:28 PM

comment » Thanks! «


SEP 6, 2012 - 09:47:24

comment » Excellent «

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