Create Global HTTP Proxy profile for iOS
Use this profile to ensure that the entire HTTP network traffic runs via a proxy. That way, the internet connection to and from the supervised devices will always be routed through a global HTTP proxy.
If you select the manual proxy type for the configuration, you will need the address of the proxy server (incl. port) and, optionally, a user name and a password to log in to the proxy server. However, if you select the auto option for the proxy type, the PAC URL (proxy auto-configuration URL) will suffice.
Make the settings as follows:
- Profile name: Enter a name for the profile here.
- Proxy type: Auto
- Proxy PAC URL: Enter the PAC URL (proxy auto-configuration URL).
- Allow direct connection if PAC is unreachable (iOS only): Select this option to allow the iOS devices to bypass the proxy server if it can’t be reached.
- Allow Bypassing proxy to access captive networks (iOS only): If this option is selected, the proxy settings will be bypassed as soon as the device is located in a recognized Wi-Fi network.
- Proxy type: Manual
- Proxy server and port: Enter the server address and the port of the proxy server.
- Username and Password: Optionally, enter a user name and password for logging in to the proxy server.
- Allow Bypassing proxy to access captive networks (iOS only): If this option is selected, the proxy settings will be bypassed as soon as the device is a located in a recognized Wi-Fi network.
You’ll find out here how to distribute the new profile (see section Assigning profile).