Proxy Support for Grails

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Peter Tillemans Profile picture

Categories: programming

Tags: jvm

Not a big thing, actually for me it is. I am always struggling with proxy settings. It requires a lot of different incantations to be done, every program deals with it differently, support for platform settings is flaky, ... Grails deals with this is a way which pleasantly surprised me :

> grails add-proxy <name> --host=<hostname> --port=<portno> e.g. grails add-proxy client --host=proxy --port=3128

allows you to create a setting for a proxy and bind it to a name. It also supports username/password. Switching to the setting involves only

> grails set-proxy client

to enable the proxy setting, and

> grails clear-proxy

when I get back in a transparent environment. (for completeness there is a remove-proxy command which is useful to remove those passwords after the need has passed). I particularly impressed  that this was done in a simple and straightforward without the need fo brain gymnastics trying to remember which arcane curse needs to be put at what location in which file. Nice.