Configuring Proxy Server Settings for Shavlik Protect Agent

When you click the Configure Proxy button on either the direct connection or cloud-based Shavlik Protect Agent Registration dialog, the Proxy Configuration dialog is displayed. This dialog enables you to specify the proxy settings the agent will use during the registration process.

 

My network connection uses a proxy server

If you are required to enter a user name and password each time you launch your browser and access the Internet, it typically means you are using a proxy server and you should enable this check box. If you do not use a proxy server, clear this check box and then click OK (you can ignore the rest of this dialog).

Automatically detect proxy settings

If you want the program to automatically determine the proxy settings by using the Web Proxy Auto Discovery protocol, enable this check box. In this case you can skip the Proxy server address and the Proxy server port options.

Proxy server address

Type the IP address of your proxy server.

Proxy server port

Type the port number used when accessing your proxy server.

Bypass the proxy server for local addresses

If enabled, this specifies that the proxy server should not be used when the agent connects to a device on the local network.

Do not use proxy server for the following

You can specify one or more IP addresses that do not use the proxy server. If you specify multiple exception entries they must be separated by semicolons.

The proxy server uses this type of authentication

The options are:

  • Basic Authentication: The credentials are sent across the network to the proxy server in plaintext.

  • Digest Authentication: The credentials are encrypted using a hash function before they are sent across the network to the proxy server.

  • NTLM Authentication: Windows NT LAN Manager (NTLM) authentication is used when sending credentials to the proxy server.

  • Negotiate Authentication: The agent and the proxy server will negotiate to determine which authentication method to use.

Proxy server user name

Type the user name to use when authenticating to the proxy server.

Note: After the registration process is complete and the agent has a policy, the agent will use the proxy credentials specified in the agent policy rather than the user name and password you specify here.

Proxy server password

Type the password to use when authenticating to the proxy server.