Strenger! Where does the team explorer store authentication information?  
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Ron Liu





PostPosted: Visual Studio Team System - Testing, Strenger! Where does the team explorer store authentication information? Top

Dear experts:

I installed team foundation server in a domain server successfully, and my team explorer can connect it without any problems. Also I put it to the internet, anyway it is not security, but I just want a test. However, I found the VS2005 didn't ask me any authentication before let me connected as the administrator As the client computer connect the server via internet, and it is not a domain computer. So the team explorer must store the authentication in some place, and it uses some default authenticaiton. So can anyone tell me where does the team explorer store such sencitive information and how to modify it

Any suggestion is appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Ron




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Bruce Taimana MSFT





PostPosted: Visual Studio Team System - Testing, Strenger! Where does the team explorer store authentication information? Top

Hi Ron,

Team Explorer actually doesn't store any authentication. It uses Windows Authentication to access Team Foundation Servers. A few questions for you though:

1. How did you put "it" on the internet What is "it" Is "it" the Team Foundation Server If so, what steps did you go through to ensure that the connection was be performed over the internet

2. When you are on the client, are you requested to provide credentials when you navigate to the server on the internet (eg. http://<YourAppTier>:8080/services/v1.0/registration.asmx)

3. When you connect to the Team Foundation Server from the Team Explorer, what is the Url that is being used to connect (usually it is found in the registry under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\TeamFoundation\Servers.

Thanks



 
 
Bruce Taimana MSFT





PostPosted: Visual Studio Team System - Testing, Strenger! Where does the team explorer store authentication information? Top

Hi Ron,

Just making sure that your question is answered. Let us know if you need more information

Thanks



 
 
Bruce Taimana MSFT





PostPosted: Visual Studio Team System - Testing, Strenger! Where does the team explorer store authentication information? Top

Seems like you have the answer. Closing out post

 
 
Ron Liu





PostPosted: Visual Studio Team System - Testing, Strenger! Where does the team explorer store authentication information? Top

Hi Bruce:
Sorry for the long delay, as this forum was very slow accessed in my location.
I put "it" (it means "team foundation server") on the internet via the instruction http://geekswithblogs.net/etiennetremblay/archive/2006/07/28/86542.aspx.
I think it is possiblly because I accessed the project portal and the client computer remembered my authentication information, and that caused the problem.
Does it make sence
Ron