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Feature Proposal: Support Authenticated Proxy

Motivation

TWiki already supports a proxy for INCLUDE and other functions where TWiki requests external resources, such as RSS feeds via HeadlinesPlugin.

Description and Documentation

This is a proposal to enhance TWiki to support authenticated proxies, e.g. proxies that require a user and password.

TWiki's configure already supports these proxy settings:

$TWiki::cfg{PROXY}{HOST} = '';
$TWiki::cfg{PROXY}{PORT} = '';
$TWiki::cfg{PROXY}{SkipProxyForDomains} = '';

New configure settings defined in twiki/lib/TWiki.spec:

# **STRING 30 EXPERT**
# User name for proxy that requires authentication. The Perl LWP module
# is required for authenticated proxy.
$TWiki::cfg{PROXY}{Username} = '';

# **STRING 30 EXPERT**
# Password for proxy that requires authentication.
$TWiki::cfg{PROXY}{Password} = '';

Examples

Impact

Implementation

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 2010-09-01

Discussion

Actually, that is a small and safe enough feature enhancement, so it could go into next patch release of HelsinkiRelease, e.g. TWiki-5.0.1. Opinion for and against?

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-09-01

very much required, I support this.

-- SopanShewale - 2010-09-03

For Istanbul or already for TWiki-5.0.1?

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-09-03

This proposal is now AcceptedBy7DayFeedbackPeriod.

Minor spec change from $TWiki::cfg{PROXY}{User} to $TWiki::cfg{PROXY}{Username} to make it orthogonal to the existing $TWiki::cfg{SMTP}{Username} setting.

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-09-07

This is a minor enhancement that can go into the next patch release, e.g. TWiki-5.0.1.

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-09-07

This is now in SVN trunk and 5.0 branch.

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-09-08

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