Ubuntu – How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center


I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems to work, not even a single proxy authentication popup window.

The only proxy configuration working is within Firefox Edit> Preferences> Advanced> Network> Connection> Settings> Manual Proxy Configuration.

  • Using gconf to manually set the proxy doesn't work

Using Synaptic in previous Ubuntu versions was too simple.

Best Answer

Go to /etc/apt. Create the file apt.conf if you don't have it there. Write the following lines there.

Acquire::http::proxy "http://username:password@proxyserver:port/";
Acquire::https::proxy "https://username:password@proxyserver:port/";
Acquire::socks::proxy "socks://username:password@proxyserver:port/";

Save it. You are done.