How to let IE6 & 7 can using URL Link to passworded web site?

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hi all,

I had a folder under root that using CPanel to give it a password protected ...
So if someone go to this web site (for example:)
Will be popular a box in IE6 /7 ask for user name and password ....

I am using 1.0.13 Joomla, and on the Menu, I added a link like that

But this only work with Firefox, IE6 /7 will not work ...

I am wonder, do anyone know that a way that both FF and IE 6/7 can work together like that case?

And I am using Joomla 1.0.13 to make the URL Link for the Menu

Thank you.
Question by:explorerjimmy1979
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    by:Jason C. Levine
    Hi explorerjimmy1979,

    I'm pretty sure MS removed the ability to pass passwords through the URL starting with IE 6.  You can't do what you want to do.
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    adding to jason's comment:

    this feature was disabled after xp sp2
    it can be re-enabled via registry edits but this would not solve your problem for all visitors to the website.
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    by:Jason C. Levine
    Thanks asian_niceguy, I knew MS disabled it in some form...

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