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HTTP and Socks proxies

Updated 1 month ago by Yelena

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Multilogin neither provides proxies nor has any proxies built in. However, it does support multiple proxy connection types and can be integrated with most third-party solutions. This article covers working with IP and password-authenticated proxies of several types: HTTP, Socks 5 and Socks 4. 

IP authenticated proxies

Before you start, make sure you have the following details (if you don’t, ask your proxy provider):

  • Proxy type (HTTP, Socks 5 or Socks 4)
  • Proxy IP address or host
  • Proxy port
  • Your IP address is authenticated in your proxy provider's dashboard (ask your provider for more details).

Once you have all these details, you are ready to set up a Multilogin profile.

  1. Click "Create new" and go to the "Proxy" tab
  2. Select "HTTP", "Socks 5" or Socks 4" in "Connection type"
  3. Fill out the "IP or host" and "Port" fields. "Username" and "Password" fields should be left empty
Paste the proxy details into the "IP or host" field in the format IP:port or host:port and other fields will be populated automatically.
  1. Click "Check proxy"
    1. "Connection test passed" means that Multilogin was able to connect to the proxy successfully and get the required IP-dependent data (TimezoneGeolocation and WebRTC)
    2. "Connection test failed" means that Multilogin couldn't connect to the proxy. You can check this page for possible solutions
  2. Click "Create profile" → "Start"

Password-authenticated proxies

These proxies are particularly useful if you are planning to share profiles with other people.

Before you start, make sure you have the following details (if you don’t, ask your proxy provider):

  • Proxy type (HTTP, Socks 5 or Socks 4)
  • Proxy IP address or host
  • Proxy port
  • Proxy username and password

Once you have all these details, you are ready to set up a Multilogin profile.

  1. Click "Create new" and go to the "Proxy" tab
  2. Select "HTTP", "Socks 5" or Socks 4" in "Connection type"
  3. Fill out the "IP or host", "Port", "Username" and "Password" fields.
Paste the proxy details into the "IP or host" field in the format IP:port:username:password or host:port:username:password and other fields will be populated automatically.
  1. Click "Check proxy"
    1. "Connection test passed" means that Multilogin was able to connect to the proxy successfully and get the required IP-dependent data (TimezoneGeolocation and WebRTC)
    2. "Connection test failed" means that Multilogin couldn't connect to the proxy. You can check this page for possible solutions
  2. Click "Create profile" → "Start"

Troubleshooting

Due to different reasons related to proxy configuration and connectivity, sometimes you may encounter the following errors:

  • "This site can't be reached"
  • "Connection timed out" 
  • "Bad gateway"

A solution to these issues can be leaving the "Username" and "Password" fields blank. Once a profile is started, you will be prompted to type them into a pop-up window.

You can always check your IP data using our checker or other online resources.
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