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Proxy settings in Postman

Postman is an API platform that helps testers and developers automate their workflow. Through it, you can perform autotests, send and receive requests, join teams, and much more. And to fully protect your production data, we recommend setting up a proxy for Postman.

Proxy servers will hide your IP address, protect your device and all information from hacks and leaks, make you anonymous on the network, and speed up the sending of requests. You no longer have to worry about the safety of important data, because proxy servers will reliably protect them.

How to set up a proxy for Postman

To set up a proxy for Postman, follow our step-by-step guide:

  1. Open the program and log in to your account.
  2. Click on the "File" tab in the top left corner and select "Settings".
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  4. Go to the "Proxy" section.
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  6. Check the box next to "Add a custom proxy configuration" or move the switch to the “On” mode next to "Global proxy configuration" (depending on the version of the program).
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  8. Select your proxy type and enter the IP address and Port.
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  10. If you are using personal proxies, next to “Proxy Auth”, toggle the switch to the “ON” position. Enter the Username and Password of the proxy.
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  12. You can add links to sites for which the proxy server will not work.
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  14. Click on the cross in the corner of the window to save the setting and close the window.
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  16. To disable proxy in Postman, check the box next to “Respect HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY, and NO_PRPXY”. If you have a different version of the program, move the switch to the “Off” position next to "Global proxy configuration". After that, close settings and the proxy server will no longer work in Postman.
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What proxy protocol to use in Postman

Postman supports HTTP and HTTP(S) proxies. The HTTP(S) type is considered more secure, as it encrypts traffic and protects all data in transit.

Also, choose high-quality private proxy servers that belong only to you. After all, free proxies are not so reliable and can only lead to the leakage of your information.