Configure proxy servers

Overview

You can configure settings for individual proxy servers under the Environment Configuration > External Connections node in the Policy Studio tree, which you can then specify at the filter level (in the Connection and Connect To URL filters). When configured, the filter connects to the HTTP proxy server, which in turn routes the message on to the destination server named in the request URI.

For more details, see Connection in the API Gateway Policy Developer Filter Reference and Connect to URL in the API Gateway Policy Developer Filter Reference.

Note   API Gateway does not support persistent SSL connections to back-end servers using proxy tunneling. The API Gateway connection caching mechanism is not designed for proxy tunnel connections.

Configuration

To configure a proxy server under the Environment Configuration > External Connections tree node, right-click the Proxy Servers node, and select Add a Proxy Server. You can configure the following settings in the dialog:

Proxy Server Setting Description
Name Unique name or alias for these proxy server settings.
Host Host name or IP address of the proxy server.
Port Port number on which to connect to the proxy server.
Username Optional user name when connecting to the proxy server.
Password Optional password when connecting to the proxy server.
Scheme Specifies whether the proxy server uses the HTTP or HTTPS transport. Defaults to HTTP.
Tip   These proxy server settings are different from the global proxy settings in the Preferences dialog in the Policy Studio, which apply only when downloading WSDL, XSD, and XSLT files from the Policy Studio. For more details, see Policy Studio preferences.

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