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SOCKS v5 HTTPS client implementation in JavaScript for Node.js.

var shttps = require('socks5-https-client');

	hostname: '',
	path: '/',
	rejectUnauthorized: true // This is the default.
}, function(res) {
	res.on('readable', function() {
		console.log(; // Log response to console.

Specify the socksHost and socksPort options if your SOCKS server isn't running on localhost:1080. Tor runs its SOCKS server on port 9050 by default, for example.

Username and password authentication is supported with the socksUsername and socksPassword options.

You may also pass a URL as the first argument to get or request, which will be parsed using url.parse.

Using with Tor

Works great for making HTTPS requests through Tor.

Make sure a Tor server is running locally and run node example/tor to test.

Using with Request

To use with Request, just pass a reference to the Agent constructor..

var Agent = require('socks5-https-client/lib/Agent');

	url: '',
	strictSSL: true,
	agentClass: Agent,
	agentOptions: {
		socksHost: 'my-tor-proxy-host', // Defaults to 'localhost'.
		socksPort: 9050, // Defaults to 1080.

		// Optional credentials
		socksUsername: 'proxyuser',
		socksPassword: 'p@ssw0rd',
}, function(err, res) {
	console.log(err || res.body);


This client only provides support for making HTTPS requests. See socks5-http-client for an HTTP implementation.


Copyright © 2013 Matthew Caruana Galizia, licensed under an MIT license.

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