Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Administration Guide

Configuring a Proxy Server in the Web Browser

When passing an outbound connection over a proxy server, OnDemand uses the Web browser’s settings to determine the proxy server address and port. This configuration requires the user to configure his or her Web browser, either by specifying the outbound proxy server address and port or by enabling automatic proxy detection.

If a user enables both automatic proxy detection and manual proxy identification, OnDemand checks for proxy server settings in this order:

  1. If the Automatically detect settings option is enabled, OnDemand attempts to automatically detect the proxy server settings.

  2. If OnDemand is unable to automatically detect the proxy server settings, it checks to see if the Use automatic configuration script option is enabled.

  3. If OnDemand is unable to detect the proxy server settings through a configuration script, it uses the proxy server settings that the user manually specified.

To configure automatic proxy detection in Internet Explorer for Windows

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.

  3. Under Automatic Configuration, enable one or both of the options:

    • To automatically detect proxy-server settings, select the Automatically detect settings checkbox. (This option is supported only for users running Internet Explorer with the Microsoft Virtual Machine.)

    • To use configuration information contained in a configuration file, select the Use automatic configuration script checkbox and then, in the Address field, type the URL or path for the configuration file.

To manually specify proxy server settings in Internet Explorer for Windows

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.

  3. Under Proxy Server, select the Use a proxy server checkbox, and specify the IP address and port for it.

    If a different proxy server is used for different protocols, click Advanced and specify the necessary information; be sure to specify proxy servers for both HTTP and Secure.

    Enabling either of the automatic settings in the LAN Settings (Automatically detect settings or Use automatic configuration script) may override the proxy server settings; clear these two checkboxes to ensure that proxy detection works correctly.

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