Use a proxy with applications, not only with a browser

Posted on 2013-05-14
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-05-14
I need InDesign connects to Internet (for a plugin) through a corporate proxy.
I'm using windows 7, I change my proxy configuration in "Internet Options", that works for Internet browsers but InDesign skips configuration and try to go directly to the server.

How can I  force the application to use the proxy? Any Idea?, Will be better option use a VPN instead proxy?

Question by:CEGE

Accepted Solution

amaexchange earned 1600 total points
ID: 39163830
You can set a global, machine level proxy. In command promt enter

netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie

Open in new window

to set your IE proxy settings as machine proxy.

Assisted Solution

dmitrij75 earned 400 total points
ID: 39163881
VPN is a good decision if you are planning to connect to the remote PC's, shared resources in the remote organization, or just the Internet within your corporate network. All the applications and browsers will be passing their traffic via the VPN, if your are not directly indicated reverse in the proxy setting of course :) This is the most cheap and reliable solution You just need to configure VPN on a server side to allow remote connections. .

Featured Post

Managing Security Policy in a Changing Environment

The enterprise network environment is evolving rapidly as companies extend their physical data centers to embrace cloud computing and software-defined networking. This new reality means that the challenge of managing the security policy is much more dynamic and complex.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

In this article, WatchGuard's Director of Security Strategy and Research Teri Radichel, takes a look at insider threats, the risk they can pose to your organization, and the best ways to defend against them.
Each password manager has its own problems in dealing with certain websites and their login methods. In Part 1, I review the Top 5 Password Managers that I've found to be the best. In Part 2 we'll look at which ones co-exist together and why it'…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question