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How can I configure my proxy server settings within MATLAB?

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I have a proxy server in use and need to enter the information to allow MATLAB to connect to the Internet. How can I configure MATLAB to use my proxy server?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 14 Jun 2019
To configure your proxy settings in MATLAB:
1) Launch MATLAB
2) Select the "Home" tab
3) Select "Preferences"
4) Select "Web"
5) Check the box labeled "Use a proxy server to connect to the Internet"
6) Fill in your proxy information
7) If authentication is necessary, check the box labeled "Use a proxy with authentication" and fill in the appropriate information
8) Use the "Test connection" button to verify that the information entered was correct
NOTE: Only R2008b and newer has the ability to test the proxy connection and enter authentication information.
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Julian Hapke
Julian Hapke on 4 Oct 2018
Edited: Julian Hapke on 4 Oct 2018
you can see all methods with
methods(com.mathworks.services.Prefs)
but these do not seem to take effect immediately. Instead you could use the API:
com.mathworks.mlwidgets.html.HTMLPrefs.setUseProxy(true)
com.mathworks.mlwidgets.html.HTMLPrefs.setProxyHost('127.0.0.1') % or whatever
com.mathworks.mlwidgets.html.HTMLPrefs.setProxyPort('8080')
com.mathworks.mlwidgets.html.HTMLPrefs.setProxyUsername('YOURUSER')
com.mathworks.mlwidgets.html.HTMLPrefs.setProxyPassword('password123')

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