Accessing a Proxy Server

  • Khem


    You can use Gabriel’s Secure Gateway to securely expose many types of applications and services. This page will walk you through connecting to and using a proxy server that you or another user has shared over the internet using Gabriel. Using a trusted proxy server can help you securely browse the internet while being connected to a public network which is open to all including an adversary.


    In this example, lets say you, John or john.domain.scom, are running a HTTP proxy server on your Linux machine at your home and Gabriel is making this proxy server available over the internet securely on port 8890 via Secure Gateway. The secure domain name for proxy server would be linux.john.domain.scom:8890. In the steps below we will go through the process of accessing your proxy server at home from a Mac that is connected to a public wifi network.


    1. Start Gabriel.
    2. Connect to public wifi as usual. Open “System Preferences” and click on “Network”
    3. Expand location dropdown and click on “Edit Locations…”
    4. Click on the “+” icon to add a New location
    5. Type a location name e.g. “Public” and click “Done”
    6. Click on “Advanced…”
    7. Click on “Proxies” and then check the box for “Web Proxy (HTTP)” and type “linux.john.domain.scom” in “Web Proxy Server” text box and “8890” in port text box
    8. Check the box for “Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS)” and repeat step 7 and click “OK”
    9. Click “Apply”

    Once the changes have been applied open safari and start browsing internet! Make sure to turn the location back to “Automatic” once you are connected to your home wifi network or any network other wifi network you consider secure and switch the location to “Public” anytime you are connected to an insecure public wifi.




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