Proxy credentials in Network Settings

Asked by KARTHIK on 2012-12-12

Many programs use the Proxy setings in the Network Settings for Proxy details.

Barring a few programs like Firefox, the other programs don't have support to pop up and ask for proxy credentials.

Keeping this in mind, shouldn't there be a way to enter proxy credentials in Network Settings.

I am sure this feature was there in the previous versions.

Since, dconf already has entries for proxy username and password, the only change needed is in the UI, which should not be tough to implement.

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy network-manager


KARTHIK (kannankarthik1992) said : #2

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux karthik-Aspire-5742G 3.2.0-34-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 15 10:48:16 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

And the output of:

 apt-cache policy network-manager


KARTHIK (kannankarthik1992) said : #4

  Version table:
 *** 0
        500 precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages


gedit ~/.bashrc


export http_proxy=http://proxyusername:proxypassword@proxyaddress:proxyport
export ftp_proxy=http://proxyusername:proxypassword@proxyaddress:proxyport

Save the new file, close your text editor and run:

source ~/.bashrc

Then try your apps

KARTHIK (kannankarthik1992) said : #6

I do have the proxy environment variables set up. But, still many apps don't respect the proxy environment variables.

But considering that the cahnges in Network settings directly affect the dconf settings, I feel that there should be an option for proxy credentials correspnding to the entries in dconf.

I suggest you report a bug, it may get added

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