Using the cf CLI with an HTTP Proxy Server

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If you have an HTTP proxy server on your network between a host running the cf CLI and your Cloud Foundry API endpoint, you must set https_proxy with the hostname or IP address of the proxy server.

The https_proxy environment variable holds the hostname or IP address of your proxy server.

https_proxy is a standard environment variable. Like any environment variable, the specific steps you use to set it depends on your operating system.

Format of https_proxy

https_proxy is set with hostname or IP address of the proxy server in URL format: https_proxy=http://proxy.example.com

If the proxy server requires a user name and password, include the credentials: https_proxy=http://username:password@proxy.example.com

If the proxy server uses a port other than 80, include the port number: https_proxy=http://username:password@proxy.example.com:8080

Setting https_proxy in Mac OS or Linux

Set the https_proxy environment variable using the command specific to your shell. For example, in bash, use the export command.

Example:

$ export https_proxy=http://my.proxyserver.com:8080

To make this change persistent, add the command to the appropriate profile file for the shell. For example, in bash, add a line like the following to your .bash_profile or .bashrc file:

  https_proxy=http://username:password@hostname:port
  export $https_proxy

Setting https_proxy in Windows

  1. Open the Start menu. Right-click Computer and select Properties.

    Properties

  2. In the left pane of the System window, click Advanced system settings.

    Adv settings

  3. In the System Properties window, select the Advanced tab, then click Environment Variables.

    Env var

  4. In the Environment Variables window, under User variables, click New.

    New

  5. In the Variable name field, input https_proxy. In the Variable value field, input your proxy server information.

    Proxy

  6. Click OK.

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