Npm, Bower, Git, and Bash Proxy Configurations

When you are using npm, bower, and git behind a proxy server you have to do a little bit of configuration. Luckily it is super easy to do these configurations. Almost all of the programs have command line commands to set and unset the proxy server.

Updates:

  • Updated 2015-Feb-01: Added running source command for Bash and Ruby Gems section
  • Updated 2015-May-07: Added the Ionic Start command
  • Updated 2015-May-08: Added the Android SDK
  • Updated 2015-Aug-03: Added command lines to set proxy
  • Updated 2015-Oct-20: Added Gradle

Windows Command Prompt

Current Command Prompt Only

set http_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
set https_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]

Unset Current Session

set http_proxy=
set https_proxy=

Globally as a System Environment Variable

Run from an administrative command prompt

setx http_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port] /M
setx https_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port] /M

You will need to close and re-open command prompt for settings to take effect

Globally as a User Environment Variable

Run from a non-administrative command prompt

setx http_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port] 
setx https_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]

You will need to close and re-open command prompt for settings to take effect

Unset Globally System Environment Variable

Run from an administrative command prompt

setx http_proxy="" /M
setx https_proxy="" /M

Need to close and re-open command prompt for settings to take effect

Unset Globally User Environment Variable

Run from a non-administrative command prompt

setx http_proxy="" 
setx https_proxy=""

Need to close and re-open command prompt for settings to take effect

View Proxy Settings

If the commands below just echo out the text instead of the actual proxy server, it means that the proxy server is not set.

echo %http_proxy%
echo %https_proxy%

Bash Shell

File Name: .bash_profile or .bashrc

export http_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
export https_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
export npm_config_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
export npm_config_https_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]

Note: After updated the .bash_profile or .bashrc, you should run one of the following commands to make the configuration active for the current session.

source ~/.bashrc
or
source ~/.bash_profile

Bower

There is no command line that I found for configuring bower. Instead you need to create a .bowerrc file in the users home directory.

On Windows: %userprofile% directory.

On Linux: ~/

Creating .bowerrc file on Windows

Windows Explorer unfortunately does not allow you to create files without extensions but using notepad you can create a file without an extension.

  1. Open Notepad
  2. Ctrl + S to save the file
  3. Navigate to the %UserProfile% directory
  4. Change the “Save as Type” to “All Files (.)
  5. Name the file .bowerrc
  6. Click the Save button
  7. Now you can edit the file in your text editor of choice

Proxy Setting in .bowerrc.

{
	"proxy":"http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]",
	"https-proxy":"http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]"
}

Git

You can also set the proxy settings below to be system wide with the –system switch.

Set Proxy:

git config --add http.proxy http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
git config --add https.proxy http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]

Unset Proxy:

git config --unset http.proxy
git config --unset https.proxy

View Configuration

Just Proxy Configs

git config --get http.proxy
git config --get https.proxy

All Configs

git config --list
[http]
	proxy = http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
[https]
	proxy = http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]

NPM

Set Proxy:

npm config set https-proxy http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
npm config set proxy http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]

Unset Proxy:

npm config delete https-proxy
npm config delete proxy

View Proxy Configurations:

npm config get https-proxy
npm config get proxy
proxy=http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]
https-proxy=http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port]

Ruby Gem Install

If you have set the proxy in the .bash_profile or .bashrc, then Ruby should pick it up.

If you need to manually set it

Linux

export http_proxy=[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port] sudo gem install [your gem name]

Windows

setx http_proxy "[Your Proxy Server]:[Proxy Port]" /M
gem install [your gem name]

Ionic Start Command

In order to run the ionic start command behind a proxy, you need start the command out with the Proxy information.

Linux

PROXY=http://[Your Proxy]:[Proxy Port] ionic start [App Name] [Template Name]

Windows

setx http_proxy "[Your Proxy Server]:[Proxy Port]" /M
ionic start [App Name] [Template Name]

Android SDK

The android SDK uses ~/.android/androidtool.cfg file to define the proxy information. If the file does not exist, go ahead and create it.

http.proxyHost=[Your Proxy]
http.proxyPort=[Proxy Port]

Gradle

When trying to build an Android project that uses Gradle, you may need to configure the proxy for it.

On Windows: %userprofile%/.gradle.properties

systemProp.http.proxyHost=[Your Proxy]
systemProp.http.proxyPort=[Proxy Port]
systemProp.http.nonProxyHosts=*.nonproxyrepos.com|localhost    

systemProp.https.proxyHost=[Your Https Proxy]
systemProp.https.proxyPort=[Https Proxy Port] 
systemProp.https.nonProxyHosts=*.nonproxyrepos.com|localhost

Dialogue & Discussion

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