System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Configure HTTP Proxy Authentication Settings

If your site implements HTTP proxy authentication, you must also configure HTTP proxy authentication settings (user name and password). The password must be specified as a single line in a text file and then passed to the regadm command. The following procedure describes how to protect the password file while it is in use. This file should be removed immediately after running the regadm command.

The regadm command accepts a password file in two cases:

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Set the HTTP proxy user name.

    # regadm set -n http_proxy_user -v webuser

    where webuser is the site-supplied value to use for authenticating a user with the HTTP proxy server.

  3. Create a temporary password file.

    # touch pwfile
  4. Secure permissions on the file.

    # chmod 600 pwfile
  5. Using a text editor, edit the temporary password file to insert a one-line entry that contains your password information.

  6. Set the HTTP password authentication information.

    # regadm set -n http_proxy_pw -v pwfile

    where pwfile is the password file that you created in Step 3.

  7. Remove the password file.

    # rm pwfile

Example 17–5 Configuring HTTP Proxy Authentication Settings

The following example shows how to configure the HTTP authentication properties for a site that requires an HTTP user name and password for authentication purposes.

# regadm set -n http_proxy_user -v webuser
# touch myhttppasswd
# chmod 600 myhttppasswd
# vi myhttppasswd

# regadm set -n http_proxy_pw -v myhttppasswd
# rm myhttppasswd

Example 17–6 Switching From an HTTP Proxy Network Configuration to a Direct Connection

To switch network connectivity to a direct connection, you must set all of the HTTP proxy settings to a null value (not configured), as shown in the following example:

# regadm set -n http_proxy ""
# regadm set -n http_proxy_port ""
# regadm set -n http_proxy_user ""
# regadm set -n http_proxy_pw ""
# regadm list
        My Oracle Support username      <not configured>
        HTTP Proxy                      <not configured>
        HTTP proxy port                 <not configured>
        HTTP proxy user                 <not configured>
        HTTP proxy password             <not configured>