Authentication timeout

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Subject: Authentication timeout
Posted by:  TedMac (TedM…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008

Does anyone know how to increase the timeout period between authentication
challenges?  This appears to be quite different than connection or keep-alive
tieouts.
I suspect that this epriod may be controlled by both IIS and IE

We're running Windows 2003 Server, SP2, IE6 or IE7 using Digest
Authentication.

BTW, this problem is much worse using IE7 as "Automatic logon with cxurrent
username and password" does not appear to work with that browser.  The user
is constantly challenged for re-authentication, to the point of site
abandoment.

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