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10.5: Parental Controls and authenticating proxies Internet
If your network is using an authenticating proxy for web access (you need to enter a "proxy password" to access the web), then you'll have trouble if you turn on Parental Controls, as the controls will prevent you from authenticating to the proxy.

The Parental Controls feature works by directing all web access for controlled users to an internal Apache web proxy (this proxy is dynamically started when a Parental Controls user logs in). Unfortunately, this proxy eats the HTTP 407 response authentication credentials, so you end up in a never-ending loop of the proxy demanding to know who you are, and the Parental Controls proxy refusing to let you tell.

The only workaround is to disable Parental Controls for the account, in which case you'll need to log out and log back in again for the change to take effect.
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10.5: Parental Controls and authenticating proxies
Authored by: club60.org on Nov 16, '07 11:23:31AM

This looks more like bug report than a tip, although thanks for pointing out.



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10.5: Parental Controls and authenticating proxies
Authored by: giaguara on Nov 16, '07 12:32:55PM

If the proxy authentication pages are added to the list of approved sites for the managed user, shouldn't this work? (I don't have a setup to try that here...)
Another workaround would be to keep parental controls on, but use any other browser than Safari :)



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10.5: Parental Controls and authenticating proxies
Authored by: applesjgtl on Dec 16, '07 09:48:41PM

In Leopard, Parental controls is built into the system not the browser, the same way that App launch limitations are no longer in the finder. That means that even if you use RealPlayer's browser, it will still be blocked.



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