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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Opening SharePoint Sites Set to Basic Authentication

If you attempt to open a SharePoint 2010 site in SharePoint Designer where the site is configured with basic authentication then you experience issues opening the site. If a site is set to basic authentication then you will see the addition of a warning message in the Windows Security dialog (using Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9) at the time of attempted login, as shown in Figure 7.25.

Figure 7.25 Login prompt for a site set to basic authentication.

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After submitting login credentials, you see the dialog shown in Figure 7.26, which does not really suggest that the issue is due to basic authentication. ...

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