Using Git over Authenticated Proxy Connection

29 Dec 2016   -   1 min read

Git is a version control system (VCS) for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people.

There are two ways to use Git on Authenticated Proxy Connection:

  1. Using Git Configuration
  2. Using Environment Variable

The second method has the advantage that other apps may also use the Environment Variable for connection.

Using Git Configuration

Setting up:

git config --global http.proxy http://UserName:Password@ProxyServer:Port/
git config --global https.proxy https://UserName:Password@ProxyServer:Port/

e.g. git config --global http.proxy http://2016ipg_047:PASSWORD@


git config --global --get http.proxy
git config --global --get https.proxy

When you want to Remove:

git config --global --unset http.proxy
git config --global --unset https.proxy

Using Environment Variable

  • Set HTTP_PROXY Environment Variable to http://UserName:Password@ProxyServer:Port/
  • Set HTTPS_PROXY Environment Variable to https://UserName:Password@ProxyServer:Port/

When you want to Remove: Delete the above Environment Variables.

Note: If you are on a Proxy Connection that is not Authenticated, you could just use ProxyServer:Port in place of http://UserName:Password@ProxyServer:Port/.

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