How to configure and launch Eclipse through a proxy

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Eclipse is a popular open-source platform for software development, available for free. It offers a range of benefits, including compatibility across different operating systems like Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X. Eclipse supports various programming languages such as Java, C, C++, Python, and more. It's not just limited to software development; Eclipse is also suitable for creating other types of applications and provides numerous APIs for building modules.

To ensure the safe testing of projects in Eclipse and gain access to tools that may be restricted in certain regions, you'll need to configure a proxy. Below, we'll guide you through the step-by-step process of adding a proxy in Eclipse.

Video guide for setting up a proxy in Eclipse

How to set up a proxy in Eclipse

  1. Open Eclipse and navigate to the “Windows” tab at the top. Choose “Preferences” from the list.


  2. In the Preferences window, find and click on “Network Connections” under the “General” category.


  3. In the “Network Connections” window, select “Manual” from the drop-down menu labeled as “Active Provider”.


  4. Check the box next to your proxy protocol (HTTP, HTTPS, etc.) and click on “Edit”.


  5. In the “Edit Proxy Entry” window, enter the IP-address and the port number in the designated fields.


  6. If your proxy requires authentication, check the “Requires Authentication” box and enter your username and password in the fields below. Click “OK”.


  7. Back in the “Network Connections” window, you'll see your newly configured proxy. Click “Apply” to save your settings.


That's it! You've successfully set up a proxy in Eclipse. You can use these instructions to change proxies whenever needed, allowing you to work on the platform securely and without restrictions.