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Updated 2 months ago by Alesja Tsernoseva

This page explains how to setup Multilogin with Bright Data Proxy solution. Read more about Bright Data on our blog here.

Before setting up Bright Data proxy with Multilogin, you first need to setup zones in your Bright Data dashboard. A zone is a set of preferences of what type of proxies you are planning to use.

Setting up your Bright Data zones

  1. Log into your Bright Data account
  2. Go to Zones page
  3. Click 'Add new zone'
  4. Set the zone's preferences: Proxy type (Data center, Mobile or Residential); Targeting permissions (ASN, City, Country) and your Bright Data price plan.
  5. Click 'Save'
  6. Once, the zone is created, Edit the zone and go the Settings section to additionally configure it:
    1. Set-up a Password – create a new one or use the auto-generated one, and store it somewhere safe (will be used for the Super proxy solution)
    2. Record your Username (will be used for the Super proxy solution)
    3. Add your IP address to the whitelist IPs. Note, if you will need access from multiple computers or have a dynamic IP address, you can just add „any“ in the field.

Once you have created the zones, you now have the option to either user Bright Data Super proxy or Proxy manager solutions.

Setting up Bright Data Proxy manager (LPM) with Multilogin

A Bright Data Proxy manager (LPM) is a separate software application.This solution provides the full scope of control over your IP releases. The most notable features of LPM are the following things:

  • Ability to target proxy IPs by city, country, ASN and carrier
  • Control IP DNS resolvement records
  • Set custom proxification rules (e.g. exclude proxifing images to save bandwidth)
  • Setup IP release stickiness to maintain the same IP for as long as possible

Creating a proxy in LPM

  1. Download LPM from the official Bright Data download page and launch it on the same PC, where you have Multilogin installed
  2. Login into LPM with your Bright Data account
  3. Click 'New proxy' or 'Start' if you are just starting out
  4. Select the proxy's pre-set configuration. Long single session is recommended if you want to maintain the same IP for as long as possible.
  5. After saving, you can select the created proxy to additionally configure the settings:
    1. In the 'Targeting' section, you can set the Country, City, ASN and Carrier of your IP releases
    2. In the 'Request speed' section, IP DNS resolvement records can be configured
    3. In the 'Rules' section, custom proxification rules can be set
    4. For other settings, please visit Bright Data official documentation page
  6. After the proxy has been configured, record the port of the proxy (this value will be used in Multilogin)

Setting up a Multilogin browser profile

  1. Go to the 'Plugins' section
  2. Activate Luminati proxy plugin
  3. Create a new browser profile
  4. In the proxy settings for select Luminati
  5. Select the proxy type: HTTP (or SOCKS5 if your proxy is configured to run in SOCKS protocols)
  6. In the proxy host insert the address of your local proxy host, which is 127.0.0.1
  7. In the port-field insert the port of the proxy
  8. Save the profile and launch to see the changed IP address

Setting up Bright Data Super proxy with Multilogin

Another way you can use Multilogin with Bright Data is by utilizing a Super proxy. In general terms, a Super proxy is an entry node, through which you connect to Bright Data servers. Once you are connected, the service will redirect all your traffic through an exit node of your choice. In compassion to the Proxy manager, you do not need to install a additional software on your PC to connect to the proxies. However, it comes with a cost of being able to control IP releases only to a certain extent.

  1. Go to the 'Plugins' section
  2. Activate Luminati proxy plugin
  3. Create a new browser profile
  4. In the proxy settings select 'Luminati'
  5. Select the proxy type: 'HTTP'
  6. In the proxy host insert your super proxy: „zproxy.luminati.io“
  7. In the port-field insert the port of your super proxy: „22225“
  8. In the proxy name section insert your Username (the one you got when you were setting up the zone) along with location prefixes (discussed further).
  9. In the proxy password enter the Password, which you created and record on the zone creation
  10. Save the profile and launch to see the changed IP address

Specifying IP locations

In order to have an IP address located in a specific country or city, you will need to specify that in the Username of your super proxy by adding a prefix.

For example, if you want access IPs in specific countries, you will be using gen zone and your default Username will be something like this: lum-customer-Name-zone-gen. You will then need to add prefix by following the example below:

  • To connect to the US, your username must have the following example: lum-customer-Name-zone-gen-country-us
  • To connect to Brazil, your username must have the following example: lum-customer-Name-zone-gen-country-br

Finally, if you want to access IPs in specific cities, you will be using city zone and your default Username will be something like this: lum-customer-Name-zone-city. You will then need to add prefix by following the example:

  • To connect to New York (US), your username must have the following example: lum-customer-Name-zone-city-country-us-city-newyork
  • To connect to London (UK), your username must have the following example: lum-customer-Name-zone-city-country-uk-city-london

Super proxy nuances

If you would like to use Bright Data Super proxy, you must use session prefix in order to avoid mismatches in browser profile and IP location data. It is recommended to do this in the following way, with rand prefix:

  • lum-customer-{your_customer_id}-zone-{your_zone}-session-rand39484

The 39484 value is used just as an example. It is recommended to set different rand prefix value for each browser profile. You can set a random number for rand prefix. Please notice that glob_ prefix is not working correctly with Multilogin.

Increasing performance

To increase performance you can use a super proxy close to your location by using the full name of the server in the Proxy Host. For example, if you are located in the US, you can use this proxy host to increase connection speed: servercountry-us.zproxy.luminati.io (see additional options for obtaining super proxies or contact Bright Data support).


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