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Configure proxies for WPM transaction locations and transactions

A proxy server acts as an intermediary for requests from clients by passing requests and responses to the client application. This topic describes how to:

For reference, the following proxy-related topics are also available for WPM:

Configure proxies per WPM transaction location

To configure a WPM Player on a remote system to communicate with the Orion server via proxy from a transaction location:

  1. Navigate to Settings > All Settings > WPM Settings.
  2. Click Manage Player Locations.
  3. Select an existing location and click Edit.
  4. On the Edit Transaction Location page, enter the proxy server URL to connect the Orion server to the WPM remote player's location.
  1. Select a server communication type.
  2. Under "Remotely send changes to this player", select the Update player settings check box.

  1. Test the connection.
  2. Click Submit.

You can update remote player passwords and ports by editing the location details page:

Configure a proxy per transaction

You can set transactions to be played using a connection through a proxy server by configuring a player location to use the proxy setting to connect to the remote website being monitored. The group policy Proxy Settings per User must be allowed for transaction proxies to work. This is allowed by default on the computer that hosts the WPM Player.

To set a proxy per transaction:

  1. Ensure that the Make proxy settings per-system (rather than per-user) group policy is not enabled on the system hosting the WPM Player.
  2. Run Gpedit.msc.
  3. In the left pane, expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.
  4. Select Internet Explorer.
  5. In the right pane, double-click Make proxy settings per-system (rather than per-user).
  6. Select Not Configured and click OK.
  7. Run Gpupdate /force.
  8. Restart the WPM Playback Player service.
  9. Go to the Transaction edit page and expand the Advanced section.
  10. Provide a complete Proxy URL that uses this format: http://123.123.123.123:8080
  11. Save the transaction.

Configure a web proxy for the WPM Player

If you do not want to define proxy per transactions, you can define it for the whole WPM Player. Configure the web proxy in a supported browser and then change the computer settings to make the proxy settings per-system instead of per-user.

To configure a web proxy for a WPM Player:

  1. Run Gpedit.msc.
  2. In the left pane of the Group Policy Editor, expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.
  3. Select Internet Explorer.
  4. In the right pane, double-click Make proxy settings per-system (rather than per-user).
  5. Select Enabled and click OK.
  6. Run Gpupdate /force.
  7. Restart the WPM Playback Player service.
  8. Configure the browser to use a web proxy.

If the proxy is defined “per-system,” any setting that is defined “per-transaction” through the transaction edit page is ignored.