Pop up login screen accessing JIRA

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JIRA is integrated to Internet Information Service (IIS) and a pop up login screen shows up when accessing JIRA web site. See the screenshot:


'Anonymous access' is not configured for JIRA site on IIS.


  1. In 'Internet Information Services', right click the jira virtual directory and choose 'Properties';
  2. Click the 'Directory Security' tab;
  3. Click the 'Edit...' button in the 'Anonymous access and authentication control' section;
  4. Make sure that the 'Anonymous access' tick box is selected, and make sure that nothing is selected in the 'Authenticated access' section. Do not select 'Basic authentication'. Do not select 'Integrated Windows authentication'.
Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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