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You have to re-enter user credentials after you send credentials through the XMLHttpRequest object and view the page in a new tab in Internet Explorer 8

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In Internet Explorer 8, the user credentials that are sent through the XMLHttpRequest object are not shared to other tab processes in the same Internet Explorer window.

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Internet Explorer 8 to access a Web page.
  • You send an authenticated XMLHttpRequest object to authenticate the Internet Explorer session.
In this scenario, when you open a new tab in the same Internet Explorer window, and open the same Web page, you are prompted again for the user credentials.

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note This update was first included in security update Knowledge Base (KB) article 972260 (MS09-034). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
972260 MS09-034: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information about the XMLHttpRequest object, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
XMLHttpRequest (XHR)

Article ID: 972844 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 11:21:45 - Revision: 4.0

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