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Develop Locally: Moovweb SDK Proxy Support

The Moovweb SDK provides support to run moov commands on network environments where you need to go through a proxy to gain Internet access. By default, Moovweb SDK versions 4.8.20+ will automatically use the environment variable http_proxy if it is set. Currently, there is no support for the https_proxy variable.

Linux and Mac OS X

Temporarily configure the environment for the command you want to run. For example, for moov login: env http_proxy=http://<proxy>:<port> moov login

Set the environment for the duration of your shell export http_proxy=http://<proxy>:<port>

Sudo limitation

By default, Linux and Mac OS X systems limit the environment that sudo runs with. This means that unless you have explicitly set the http_proxy environment variables to be kept, sudo will not inherit the value for http_proxy. (see Sudoers environment)

You can get a list of environment variables by typing printev. To get a list of environment variables that sudo runs with, type sudo printenv

Here are some other commands to understand your environment: printenv | grep proxy

sudo printenv | grep proxy # normally this will not show the http_proxy variable

sudo -E printenv | grep proxy # the -E flag keeps the environment of the current shell so that sudo has access to the variables defined in the current session.

Sudo workaround

Any moov commands that require sudo will need to be run with sudo -E

For example, sudo -E moov start or sudo -E moov server

Sudoers environment

One alternative is to modify the /etc/sudoers file (with sudo visudo) and add http_proxy to the Defaults env_keep variable. If this is configured, then you can run sudo commands without the -E flag and the http_proxy environment variable will be read appropriately.


On Windows platforms, you just need to set the same http_proxy environment variable for either your user account or system-wide. Once this is set, you will have to restart any Command Prompt windows for the environment variable to take effect.

To do this on Windows 7, click on Start and search for “View advanced system settings” and then click on “Environment Variables”. You can then set the appropriate http_proxy variable and value.