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Setting a proxy in a Session with `session.setProxy` does nothing on electron >= 5 #21050

arantes555 opened this issue Nov 8, 2019 · 1 comment


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@arantes555 arantes555 commented Nov 8, 2019

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Issue Details

  • Electron Version:
    • 5.0.12, 6.1.4, 7.1.1
  • Operating System:
    • macOS 10.14.6 / Ubuntu 19.04 x64
  • Last Known Working Electron version:
    • 4.2.12

Expected Behavior

When using session.setProxy, subesquent requests done with the net API with the specified session should use the proxy configured.

Actual Behavior

Requests ignore the proxy set with session.setProxy

To Reproduce

$ git clone
$ npm install
$ npm start

In this repo, we test this by launching a simple HTTP server and 2 proxies, and running a simple script against them using multiple versions of electron.

When running this, we can see that in electron@4, the requests correctly go through the proxy. However, starting with electron@5, the requests do not follow the proxy at all. Requests that should go through the simple unauthenticated succeed anyway, but there is no log from the proxy, and those that should go through the authenticated proxy fail when setting the proxy works (because credentials are not provided), but succeed on electron@5 and greater.


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@nornagon nornagon commented Nov 8, 2019

Requests to localhost bypass proxies by default. Add <-loopback> to your proxy rules if you want to proxy requests to localhost, as described here:

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