How to change your WebLogin Advanced Settings
Also see: What is WebLogin?
An authentication mechanism called HTTP Negotiate is available for a limited set of browsers and operating systems. HTTP Negotiate enables supported browsers to access protected web sites using Kerberos credentials obtained from your computer login (e.g., Kerberos for Macintosh or kinit). If you are using a supported browser (correctly configured if necessary), you will be able to access most WebAuthed sites without having to re-enter your SUNet ID and password. (A few web-based services at Stanford, such as Web-AFS, always require that you enter your login information, even if you are already logged in through WebAuth.)
Note: this feature has been added for early adopters; it will not be widely available in all browsers for some time. You should be comfortable manually configuring your browser before you attempt to use HTTP Negotiate. If you are not, you should continue to use WebLogin as you are used to doing.
Internet Explorer and Chrome (if the computer is connected to the Stanford Windows Infrastructure) and Firefox on Windows; Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on Mac OS X; and Firefox and Chrome on the UNIX platform. See the table below for details.
|Browsers||Works||Works with Config Change|
|Safari (OS X 10.4 or higher)||X|
|* Windows computers must be logged into the Stanford Windows Infrastructure (WIN.STANFORD.EDU).|
If you elect to use this option, HTTP Negotiate will try to use a protocol called SPNEGO to exchange authentication information with your browser. If you are not already logged in to Kerberos on your local system, or if your browser is not supported, the system will not authenticate you and will prompt you again for your username and password. It is also possible that the browser will not load the new page at all or may pop up confusing dialog boxes. If you get an error message from your browser or a separate dialog box asking for your username and password, do not respond to that prompt. Instead, cancel, return to the previous page, and log in with your username and password.
If logging in using your computer login information works on your system, you will have the option of enabling it permanently for the particular web browser and computer. To do so, you will need to "enable" it by adding a cookie and, in some cases, configure your browser (see the table, above, of supported browsers).
Firefox (all platforms)
From the command line (UNIX) or terminal.app (Macintosh) start Chrome with this command line switch: