Remote Web Workplace with RSA SecurID authentication

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Hi there,

Wondering if anyone has come across this before. We have a SBS2003 Premium server running ISA2004. We are using RSA SecurID to authenticate users when they connect to their Outlook Webmail / Remote Web Workplace portal. The RSA authentication works fine. Users point their browsers at https://<address> and they are prompted to authenticate with their RSA username / passcode. Once authenticated, the sites home page is loaded. On the home page, there are two links - one to OWA ("https://<address>/exchange") and one to RWW ("https://<address>/remote">. If they click on the OWA link, users proceed to authenticate as per normal with their windows credentials (whilst we could tie this step into the RSA authentication using RADIUS, we like the idea of users still having to authenticate with their Windows credentials). Once authenticated, they can access their email as per normal.

Enter my problem:

If a user clicks the RWW link on the home page, they are required to enter their windows credentials at the RWW logon screen. That said, when they do this, they are booted back to the RSA screen. If they re-authenticate using RSA again, they find themselves back at the RWW authentiction screen. This loop continues.

The strange thing is that this looping only occurs when running Internet Explorer (def on versions 6 and 7). If I connect using Firefox, it goes through to the main RWW menu with out any problems. Whilst I would just get all my users to use firefox, RWWs reliance on direct-x does not make this a viable solution.

If anyone has any recommendations, or suggested solutions, I would be greatful for some feedback.



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