SharePoint site permissions challenge with images, no challenge without?

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
When I input the https URL for the homepage of my MOSS 2007 site, I'm challenged for username/password credentials. I put in my info and I'm able to access all pages without being prompted again for credentials except for one.

The page in question uses a standard, site definition default.aspx and sp template, and contains a single web part, a document library.
Once I'm logged into the moss site at the home page, no other page prompts me for username/password.
However, when I turn images off, there's no prompt for username/password on this specific page.
Also, when I click the title of the document library and arrive at the AllItems.aspx page, there is no prompt, with or without images.
Also, if at the pemissions prompt I click CANCEL and do not re-input my username/password, I see no images missing, nor any loss of functionality.
I have checked the page in SP Designer and find no links to images outside of the site (which caused me grief some time ago as the https gave 'mixed mode' warnings.)
Any advice?

Much thanks.
Question by:scogordo
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    Expert Comment

    It sounds like you need to be given permission to the folder where these images are stored.

    Author Comment

    Thanks Taurance.
    As far as I can see, the permissions are set properly. I might be missing something, but I don't know what or where.
    I have just noticed somewhere else it's not working, however. When I click on a Doc LIb's Site Actions > Site Settings > Modify Navigation, I'm running into something where I'm prompted for account login/password. Here, however, if I don't supply credentials, I get missing images.
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    Expert Comment

    Where are the images located.

    Author Comment

    Just tracked it down using Xenu. I'm getting errors for


    Checked permissions and I see

    Power Users
    Users (SERVERNAME\Users

    All seem to have at least Read Permission to see the folder contents.

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    Accepted Solution

    Try and see if having write or I think like execute rights to this folder to verify you have acces...  It happened that we did not have the proper rights on one of our servers and we were prompted just like you specifically on images.

    Author Comment

    Sorry, the above files are from a separate problem I'm having with some of the admin pages. Ran Xenu on my page and got

    error code: 401 (auth required), linked from page(s):

    I took a look at the permissions and everything looks good. Is there a certain user Sharepoint uses? WSS_WPG?

    Author Closing Comment

    This was resolved so long ago I honestly can't remember what we did to resolve. Thanks for your guidance Taurance.

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