Learn how to turn on Internet Explorer’s basic feed authentication over HTTP in Windows 7.
This policy setting allows users to have their feeds authenticated using the Basic authentication scheme over an unencrypted HTTP connection.
If you enable this policy setting, the RSS Platform will authenticate to servers using the Basic authentication scheme in combination with an insecure HTTP connection.
If you disable or do not configure this setting, the RSS Platform will not authenticate to servers using the Basic authentication scheme in combination with an insecure HTTP connection.
A developer cannot change this setting through the Feed APIs.
Enable Basic Feed Authentication over HTTP in IE
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select RSS Feeds in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Turn on Basic feed authentication over HTTP in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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