I am developing a AIR application that talks to a back-end server over
HTTPS. The application has a tab for allowing users to enter their
server authentication credentials.
If the user enters incorrect credentials, the AIR app pops up a dialog
box asking the user to re-enter credential.
HOWEVER, the HTTP response is intercepted by the underlying Windows 7
OS pops up a “Windows Security” window stating that ‘The server
site.com at site.com requires a username and password’ and asks the
user to type in a username and password. This did not used to occur on
Windows Vista, but does on Windows 7. I have to press 'cancel' to get
to the AIR pop-up window.
Why does Windows intercept AIR HTTP/S socket traffic and popup a
window. How do I eliminate this Windows Security popup?