Please Help! - Advanced Digest With IIS6 - 401.1

From: Jan Bühler (
Date: 07/06/05

Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 13:49:24 +0200

Hi, I recently set up an IIS6 box on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller
to take advantage of the new advanced digest that doesn't need reversible
encryption enabled passwords. I enabled UseDIGESTSSP in the Metabase, and
Digest works... Almost!

You see, say I apply Digest authentication thru the IIS manager MMC snap in
to a whole website which is say, Thing is, when i log onto with IE6 it keeps prompting for the password and ends up with a
"401.1 invalid server credentials". Thing is, if i go to
the DIGEST authentication works fine. I've tried creating other websites but
the root directory never seems to authenticate. I've never had this on my
old web server running on IIS6 + Windows Server 2003 SP1.

When I swtich to the insecure basic authentication it works just fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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