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Internet Explorer may prompt when authentication is enabled in a transparent proxy environment, due to the fact that it believes a public website is redirecting to an intranet server. This is technically called "Zone Elevation". This behavior can be controlled via the Internet Explorer configuration.
Follow the steps below to prevent Internet Explorer from prompting in this case:
Disabling the Zone Elevation Security Warning
1. Click on 'Tools' -> 'Internet Options' -> 'Security' tab -> 'Local Intranet' 2. Click the 'Custom Level' button 3. Towards the bottom, find 'Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone'. 4. Set this option to 'Enable'.