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RE: Disabling Windows Authentication in Visual Studio 2005’s built-in ASP.NET server

File this one away…

Here’s a handy trick I learned today after attempting to test my ASP.NET site in Opera and found it wouldn’t work.

Opera does not ship with support for Windows Authentication (NTLM). By default, Visual Studio 2005’s ASP.NET Development Server demands that you authenticate with Windows Authentication. To disable this requirement, do the following:

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click on your Web Application’s project node and select Property Pages
  2. Under the Start Options node, uncheck NTLM Authentication and click OK

And that’s it! This also has the effect of removing that annoying authentication dialog in Firefox.

[Via Managed from down under]