Knowledgebase: CYREN Web Security
Where is the PAC file link set in the browser?
Posted by Yael Tasher on 11 April 2016 02:12 PM

Applies to: PAC file, browser, proxy settings, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, 

Modified data: 05/05/2016

Description:

The PAC file, a Proxy Auto Configuration file, defines how web browsers and other user agents can automatically choose the appropriate proxy server (access method) for fetching a given URL (access the internet). 

The PAC file is set in the operating system's 'proxy settings' to define global proxy settings for all browsers on the computer, or per browser specific proxy settings.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open Edge. 
  2. Click on the More button (3 dots icon) on the top right side of the browser, and chose the Settings. 
  3. Under the Settings click on View Advanced Settings.
  4. Under the Proxy setup click on Open proxy settings. 
  5. In the Automatic proxy setup window, enable the Use set up script (move from Off to On).
  6. In the Script address box paste the PAC file link, and click on Save. 

Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome browser.
  2. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome (2 lines icon) on the top right side of the browser, and chose the Settings. 
  3. Click on the Show Advanced Settings.
  4. Under Network click on Change proxy settings. 
  5. In the Internet Properties window click on the Connections tab and click on the LAN Settings.

Firefox - to enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the Open Menu (3 lines icon) on the top right side of the browser and click on Options.
  3. Open the Privacy tab.
  4. Under the History section, set 'Firefox will:' to 'Use custom settings for history'. 
  5. Check the box next to 'Accept cookies from sites' to enable cookies. 
  6. Click OK.

 

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