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OS X proxy settings 16 Aug 2017 15:58 #2653

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Is it possible to push out proxy settings in OS X that include the login/password?
I see the option for the Global HTTP Proxy iOS configuration payload but nothing equivalent for OS X.

OS X proxy settings 16 Aug 2017 16:38 #2655

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Initially I thought doing this via the Proxies payload in the macOS section of the Profile Editor was the way to go (specifying a link to get the PAC file). Further research shows that authentication via PAC is really not supported for many proxy servers and it is the auth part that is what you are looking for (a way to automatically insert the username). Definitely, inserting the password wouldn't be a good idea, as its a security concern. That being said, it does seem like some proxy solutions do support this kind of thing ( github.com/feliscatus/switchyomega/issues/190 ).

I guess I still think that if your proxy server supports authentication via PAC, configuring the Proxies payload and pointing to your PAC would be the first avenue to go down.

Alternatively, take a peek at the Network payload... this may work.



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OS X proxy settings 16 Aug 2017 18:07 #2656

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Yeah, I'm currently testing a PAC file and was told by our network provider that it doesn't support authentication via PAC. The network configuration would work if it was global and not just per SSID.
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