Proxy settings

Use this payload to configure proxy settings for Mac computers.

Note: Use the proxies payload for OS X device, user, and user group configuration profiles. For more information, see About profiles and payloads and Payload best practices.

A proxy server is a computer on a local network that acts as an intermediary between a single computer user and the Internet so that the network can ensure security, administrative control, and caching service.

You can configure your proxy server settings, use the FTP passive mode (PASV), or enable Automatic Proxy Configuration if you’re using an automatic proxy configuration (PAC) file. If you select Automatic Proxy Configuration, enter the address of the PAC file in the URL field.

You can also choose to bypass proxy settings for specific computers on the Internet (hosts) and segments of the Internet (domains) by adding the address of the host or domain in the “Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domains” field. This might be useful if you want to make sure you’re receiving information directly from the host or domain and not information that’s cached on the proxy server.

To bypass a single domain, enter the domain name—for example,

To bypass all websites on a domain, use an asterisk before the domain name—for example, *

To bypass a specific part of a domain, specify each part—for example,