MIDAS Active Directory (LDAP) Integration Active Directory Integration: Configuring Web Browsers

By default, web browsers do not supply a user's system credentials to a web server.

In order to use MIDAS with Active Directory integration, a modification to your users' browser security settings is required in order to confirm that it is safe to exchange their currently logged in credentials with MIDAS upon request.

The settings outlined in this section will need to be applied to PC's/workstations within your domain accordingly. In the case of Internet Explorer, this modification could be pushed out via Group Policy.

Note: At time of writing, Opera and Safari browsers do not natively support seamless integration

If you do not apply these settings to end-user's PC, they will not be able to seamlessly log into MIDAS. Instead, they may be prompted to enter their AD credentials logon each time they access MIDAS

Configuring Microsoft Internet Explorer

In order for Internet Explorer to supply credentials to a site, the site (domain where your MIDAS resides) must be added to IE's "Local Intranet" sites. (Internet Options → Security → Local Intranet → Sites)

Add Local Intranet Site to IE

Configuring Mozilla Firefox

To configure Firefox, you will need to add the domain where your MIDAS resides as a "trusted" site for automatic authentication.

To do this, open Firefox and enter "about:config" in the address bar.

Then locate the "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris" setting and add your MIDAS URL to this setting's current value:

Add Trusted Site to Firefox

Depending upon your network environment, you may also need to add your MIDAS domain/URL to the network.negotiate-auth.delegation-uris setting as well

Configuring Google Chrome

Chrome inherits it's from Internet Explorer's Local Intranet Zone. Therefore, please follow the steps outlined in Configuring Microsoft Internet Explorer above.

Alternatively, a list of authorized servers may be passed in to Chrome using a comma-separated list of URLs via the "auth-server-whitelist" command-line switch.

For example, starting Chrome with the command-line switch:


...will "white list" "yourdomain.com", allowing for seamless AD integration without prompting for additional credentials.

For more information, please see: https://dev.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/http-authentication

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