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Java and proxy authentication on xp

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1


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    I would like to use Jabref to connect to internet from a windows xp computer.
    However, I have to access interent through a proxy which requires authentication.
    Although I can pass the ip address and port to java, I didn't find a way to
    authenticate. Any ideas?

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  3. Sep 11, 2011 #2


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    Have you tried everything here? - http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/javatips/jw-javatip42.html"

    I've only had to set the items below but, my user name and password is probably passed when I connect to my corporate network. I have also seen cases where I had to configure the proxy in IE so that XP would find it.

    System.getProperties().put("proxySet", "true");
    System.getProperties().put("proxyPort", "80");
    System.getProperties().put("proxyHost", "<Your proxy host address>");
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