If your environment requires the use of a proxy server to access external Websites, requests must be routed through an HTTP proxy server. Such URL monitoring can be performed by setting the proxy configuration. For eg., to access websites from your browser, you should configure an HTTP Proxy (In Internet Explorer, Click on Tools >Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings).
Follow the steps given below to configure a proxy server:
- Open the Applications Manager web client and click on the Admin tab.
- Click Configure Proxy.
- Select Automatically detect settings, if the proxy is to be detected automatically.
- To specify the proxy settings manually, select Use a proxy serverand specify the following details:
- Host and port number of the proxy server.
- Username and password of the user to access the Internet.
- Specify if you want to use the proxy server for all local (intranet) addresses. Because a proxy server acts as a security barrier between your internal network (intranet) and the Internet, you could need extra permissions from your system administrator to gain access to web pages through a proxy server. You might be able to gain access to local addresses easier and faster if you do not use the proxy server.
- Specify the Internet addresses you want to connect to without using a proxy server. For example, you might not want to use the proxy server to contact other computers on your local network. Use semicolon (;) to specify multiple IPs. The entries may be any of the following:
- a complete host name (e.g. "www.zohocorp.com")
- a domain name; domain names must begin with a dot (e.g. ".zohocorp.com")
- an IP-address (e.g. "126.96.36.199")
- an IP-subnet, specified as an IP-address and a netmask separated by a "/" (e.g. "34.56.78/255.255.255.192"); a 0 bit in the netmask means that that bit won't be used in the comparison (i.e. the addresses are AND'ed with the netmask before comparison).
- Click Save. All request to the Internet will then be routed through the proxy server.