Client Setup

After installing and configuring the proxy, the next crucial step is to direct client applications to use it. This section covers various methods for pointing different types of clients and applications to the configured proxy, ensuring that all outbound traffic is properly routed and secured.

Key Approaches

  1. Environment Variables: A widely supported method across many programming languages and tools.

  2. Application-Specific Configurations: Modifying configuration files or settings within individual applications.

  3. Command-Line Arguments: Useful for CLI tools and applications that support runtime configuration.

  4. System-Wide Settings: Configuring proxy settings at the operating system or network level.

  5. Container and Orchestration Configurations: Specific methods for containerized environments like Docker and Kubernetes.


  • The choice of method depends on the application type, environment, and specific requirements.

  • Some applications may require a combination of approaches.

  • For applications that don't natively support proxy configurations, a CONNECT proxy wrapper may be necessary.

This section provides detailed instructions and examples for each approach, helping you effectively route your application traffic through the newly configured proxy.

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