Windows Authentication

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16 May, 2013 03:08 PM

Hi Shaun
I have come across a problem with the tool. I have a website that requires Windows authentication. When I try on my real iPad it brings up a login box, however when I try within Electric Mobile Studio there is no login prompt and I get an unauthorized error as follows:
"HTTP Error 401.2 - Unauthorized
You are not authorized to view this page due to invalid authentication errors"

It appears as though it is trying an anonymous login which is disabled in the IIS security settings, hence it fails authorization.

Is Windows Authentication something that the tool doesn’t support?

Many thanks

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Shaun Sullivan on 16 May, 2013 03:38 PM

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    Unfortunately Windows Auth is not supported at this time.


    From: kevin.herring [mailto:[email blocked]]
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    Subject: Windows Authentication [Electric Mobile Studio - Problems #293]

  2. 2 Posted by Chris on 22 May, 2013 11:10 AM

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    I have also run into this problem. Can you please tell us if it is on the roadmap and, if so, whether it is a short-term or long-term planned development.

  3. 3 Posted by kevin.herring on 30 May, 2013 12:54 PM

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    Hi Shaun, as Chris said, is this on the road-map?

  4. 4 Posted by n.byrne on 31 May, 2013 01:37 PM

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    I have a cloud based tomcat server, and electric plum does not show the login page for that - my cloud server is ubuntu/linux, so my case has nothing to do with windows auth.
    I would be interested to know why the login page does not appear - agree with Kevin above - maybe it has a username built in somewhere.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Shaun Sullivan on 31 May, 2013 02:00 PM

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    Hi sorry, I should have been more clear. No forms of challenge/auth are currently supported.

    We do have it on the road map, and estimate it will land in a mid-late Summer release.


  6. 6 Posted by damien.white on 28 Jan, 2014 01:45 PM

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    What is the status on this? Without Windows Authentication I can't test the majority of the sites that I work on.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Shaun Sullivan on 28 Jan, 2014 01:55 PM

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    It has been added to the latest final beta build.


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