Can Squid help me work around broken web clients?
July 12, 2010 2:00 AM Subscribe
Can I configure Squid to pass preset authentication credentials to an upstream proxy for a given set of websites without asking the client for them?
posted by flabdablet to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
I'm a part-time school netadmin, and a Squid n00b.
The school can only get web access via an upstream Squid proxy I don't control, though I can create user accounts whose credentials it will accept.
There are various apps I'd like to deploy that require web access to their mother ships. All have some method for specifying a proxy server, but several (notably from Microsoft - grrr!) don't have any provision for presetting or prompting for proxy authorization credentials.
If I deploy a local Squid on my side of the firewall, I believe there's a way to tell it that the upstream Squid is its parent. What I'd also like to do is configure my local Squid with appropriate credentials to pass upstream whenever a client makes a non-authenticated request for one of several specified sites.
In other words: I'd like the local Squid to translate non-authenticated requests from clients to authenticated requests to its parent, but only on certain selected web sites.
Can this be done? If so, how?