MagicPodDesktop Proxy Settings
MagicPodDesktop automatically uses the proxy settings of the PC on which it is installed to connect to the internet, so no special proxy configuration is usually required. However, in case it is necessary to authenticate to the Proxy Server, and a problem occurs with automatic use of the proxy settings, it will be necessary to configure the MagicPodDesktop proxy settings using the following method.
First, open the MagicPodDesktop settings file, magic_pod_config.json. This file is located in “C:\Users\<Username>\ AppData\Roaming\ magic_pod_desktop” on Windows, and “/Users/<Username>/ Library/Application Support/magic_pod_desktop” on Mac. Set the necessary proxy information in this settings file as follows.
"proxyServerUrl": "specify URL, auto (use OS settings), or none (do not use proxy). When omitted, this defaults to auto",
"proxyServerAuthType": "none (no authentication), basic, or ntlm. When omitted, this defaults to none",
"proxyServerAuthUser": "username when authenticating to the proxy",
"proxyServerAuthPassword": "password when authenticating to the proxy",
In case the proxy uses a self-signed certificate
In this case, MagicPodDesktop cannot use the PC proxy settings. Make sure that “Extra Root Certificate” is specified from the details tab of the test execution screen.
If you are still unable to log in to MagicPodDesktop after the above settings, add the following settings to magic_pod_config.json.
"path to extra root certificate file"
Install a root certificate on the iOS simulator
When using an iOS simulator, it is necessary to install a root certificate on the iOS simulator to allow communication through the proxy. In this case, as well, be sure to specify the “Extra Root Certificate” from the details tab of the test execution screen.
Proxy settings to connect to the site being tested
As the browser running the test uses the proxy settings as set on the machine, no special proxy configuration is usually required.
However, for proxies that require basic authentication, you will be asked for a password every time you open the browser. By setting the proxy server host in the OS proxy settings to <proxy user name>:<proxy password>@host (e.g. user:firstname.lastname@example.org), you can avoid being asked for the password every time.