You can configure a proxy server, so that all the network traffic outgoing from the AppDefense Appliance to AppDefense Service (SaaS) flows through the configured proxy server. You can add HTTP, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5 type of proxy servers to establish a secure connection with the AppDefense Service (SaaS).


  • HTTP proxy support is available in AppDefense Appliance version or later.
  • SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 proxy support is available in AppDefense Appliance version or later.


  1. Log in to the AppDefense Appliance VA GUI at https://<appliance ip address> using the admin credentials or using the vSphere user credentials.

    You can log in using the vSphere user credentials only when the AppDefense Appliance is registered to the vCenter Server.

  2. (If needed) Click Cancel to the self-signed certificate.
  3. To configure the proxy settings, go to the Appliance > Network tab.
  4. Click the Proxy tab, and then click Edit.
    1. Select the required proxy type as HTTP, SOCKS4, or SOCKS5.
    2. Enter the proxy server name without the HTTP header. Do not enter http:// or https:// header.
    3. Enter the port on which the proxy server listens to.
    4. Enter the proxy user name and password, if necessary for the proxy.
  5. Click Save.
    The proxy server settings are saved.
  6. For changes to take effect, reboot the AppDefense Appliance using one of the following methods.
    • From the vCenter Server, right-click the AppDefense Appliance, and click Power > Restart Guest OS.
    • SSH to AppDefense Appliance and run the sudo reboot command.


The proxy server settings are configured.