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  • February 27, 2017

Handling Proxy Server Authentication in SoapUI

Terence Munday
Application Architect

Overview

If you are having difficulties connecting to a Fusion web (SOAP) service using SoapUI, odds are there is a proxy server on your company's local network.  A proxy server is a computer, device or application that handles requests from clients to access resources on other servers, typically outside the company's internal network.  Resources include services, web pages, files and connections to other devices to name a few.  There are different types and implementations of proxies and proxy servers.  This article focuses on web proxy servers which are commonly deployed on corporate networks to provide an additional layer of security.  These servers filter HTTP and HTTPS traffic and handle all outgoing network requests.  Some proxy servers require authentication to connect to them, others do not.  This article describes how to configure proxy server support in SoapUI for proxy servers that require authentication.



System requirements

SoapUI 5.3.0



Configuration

1) Launch SoapUI

2) Select Preferences from the File Menu

3) Select the Proxy Settings Tab

The SoapUI Preferences dialog will be displayed.



4) Specify proxy server settings

You have several options here:

  • Automatic - SoapUI will attempt to automatically determine the proxy server settings by looking at Java settings, browser settings, environment variables and operating system settings.
  • None - No proxy will be used.  
  • Manual - SoapUI will use the proxy host and port that you specify

5) Specify proxy server credentials (Automatic and Manual)

If your proxy server requires authentication (you wouldn't be reading this if it didn't), enter the username and password to access the proxy server.

Press the OK button to save the changes to your project.



That's it!  

SoapUI is now configured to use and log into your proxy server.



References

Wikipedia. (n.d.). Proxy server. Retrieved February 27, 2017, from Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server


SMARTBEAR. (n.d.). Preferences. Retrieved February 27, 2017, from SoapUI:
https://www.soapui.org/getting-started/soapui-interface/preferences-and-settings.html#Proxy-Settings


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