I am updating an Applet that acts as the UI for a hardware system that my company makes. The Applet and it's HTML page are on the Hardware. The hardware has a rudimentary HTTP server that uses basic authentication. The user experience is that the browser prompts the user for their username and password. Once the HTML page is downloaded and parsed the Java Plug-in attempts to download the applet. This results in the Java Plug-in prompting the user for their username and password. This is less than ideal. Is there a way to tell the Java Plug-in to get its credentials from the browser? Alternately can I configure the plug-in to use the browser to download the applet jar file? I would like for the user to be prompted only once for their credentials.