Add Web Server to local intranet security zone

If some users log on to Web applications using a fully-qualified path in the URL, they may need to modify the settings for the local intranet security zone in their Internet Explorer Web browser to enable silent authentication.

To configure the local intranet security zone in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and select Tools > Internet Options
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click the Local intranet icon.
  4. Click Sites.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Type the URL for the Web site you want to make part of the local intranet, then click Add. You can use wildcards in the site address, for example, *://* When you are finished adding URLs or URL patterns, click Close.
  7. Click OK to accept the local intranet configuration settings, then click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Once you have configured the Local intranet security zone in Internet Explorer, you can log on to Web or Java applications through Kerberos or NTLM without being prompted to enter a user name and password.