Overview

This document describes how to prevent authentication prompts in Firefox web browser when accessing sites that use Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS).


Symptoms

When going to a web site that uses Swinerton's ADFS for single sign-on using the Firefox web browser, there is a pop-up to enter the Swinerton username/password.  This document describes how to configure Firefox so that authentication happens automatically and the pop-up does not appear, and the user does not need to enter their username and password.


Resolution Procedure

Add the URL of the Identity Provider (IdP) server as a trusted NTLM authentication source.

  1. In the Firefox address bar, type about:config.
  2. The browser will display a warning message, click Continue.
  3. Search for network.automatic.
  4. Double click on network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris to modify the configuration.
  5. Enter the IdP redirect address. For example https://adfs.example.com.
  6. Click OK to exit the dialog box.

Reference

This is based on the article: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/security/cloud-web-security/200560-Prevent-Repeated-Authentication-Prompts.html