Password required for localhost in firefox

When hitting your http://localhost with firefox, it'll ask for a password. Here's the fix...

This is a short one for windows developers - thanks to Pete Orologas for his instructions, briefly spelled out here:

Problem:

After installing IIS, Firefox wants a password when you try to hit http://localhost/

Fix:

  • Load up Firefox, and type about:config as the address
  • Type ntlm in the filter
  • Double click "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris". When the text input pops up, enter 'localhost', and press enter.
  • Your done!

Thanks again to Pete Orolgas

Written by Tom Bates