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During the installation process when running the start-up wizard, you have the choice to configure a proxy server (such as Squid) if your organization requires internal systems to use one for all connections. These proxy settings are also available here in the Administration Center:

Extension Downloader limitation (for AIP Console ≤ 1.24)

The Extension Downloader (a tool present on each AIP Node which is used by AIP Console in ≤ 1.24 to download extensions) cannot be configured to obey a manual proxy configuration defined in AIP Console. Instead, if your organization uses a proxy, CAST recommends that:

  • you define the required proxy configuration at system level (i.e. operating system level) on all AIP Nodes
  • define a manual proxy configuration using the settings described below - this ensures that everything else will connect through the proxy

Extension Downloader was replaced with ExtendCli in AIP Console ≥ 1.25, therefore this limitation is no longer applicable for newer releases of AIP Console.

Windows Services

AIP Console and the AIP Nodes packages are configured to run through Windows Services, therefore it is important to ensure that the user login configured to run the Windows Services has permission to access any proxy that you define. If the user running the Windows Services cannot access the proxy, then AIP Console/AIP Nodes will not be able to access the required resources. See the sections regarding the configuration of the Windows Services in:

No ProxyDefault setting. No proxy required.
Use system proxy settingsThis option will force AIP Console and all AIP Nodes to use the host machine's system proxy settings for all communication (i.e the proxy settings defined on each host server).
Manual proxy configuration

This option allows you to configure your own proxy settings specifically for AIP Console and all AIP Node communication (for example if you do not want to use the system proxy settings). These are applied to AIP Console and all AIP Nodes:

HostEnter the IP address/URL of the proxy server you need to use.
PortEnter the port number of the proxy server you need to pass through.
Username/passwordIf your proxy requires authentication, you can enter the required credentials in these fields.
Excluded Address

These options enable you to exclude certain destination addresses from using the manually configured proxy settings:

The value of this property is a list of hosts, separated by the semicolon ';'  character. In addition, the wildcard character '*' can be used for pattern matching. For example ”*.foo.com;localhost” will indicate that every host in the foo.com domain and the localhost should be accessed directly even if a proxy server is specified.

CAST highly recommends excluding the following URLs when you are using the Manual Proxy option:

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