Windows – How to automatically supply username and password for proxy authentication

authenticationPROXYwindows 7

Some applications don't provide interface to enter username and password for the proxy, hence, can't connect to the network/internet.

  • Is there a way to save the unsername and password somwhere so that it's provided automatically when connecting through the proxy?
  • If not, is there a simple and clean work around? i.e. doesn't require installing few applications here and there and/or hacking the registry or system files … etc.

I'm on Windows 7.


Best Answer

It depends on how the code works. Sometimes you can simply add username:password@proxyaddress like this:

but it is entirely dependent on if the code will handle it correctly.

Also, adding proxy information in internet settings (in control panel or ie) will force those proxy settings to work on most apps but not all. Some programs have their own settings that are enforced instead of pulling from windows. In those cases, there may be certain config files you could pass along the proxy info in when it's installed or update through a network update or something like that. Is this just generally for random apps you run into this problem with, or a certain app?