Using Qlik REST Connector behind a Proxy

    The Qlik REST Connector is a young and versatile connectivity solution so it’s still lacking some features. One missing point is a proxy authentication so all your REST calls get blocked if your Qlik server (or desktop) is behind a proxy. Btw. Qlik Web Connectors already provide this proxy configuration option.

     

    But there is help if your Proxy works with HTTP Basic Authentication. You can just use the HTTP header Proxy-Authorization within your REST connection.

     

    Copy out this HTTP header from your browser session and use it in the REST connectior dialog. Alternatively, you can encode your proxy credentials (user:pw) yourself with Base64:

     

    Example: user:pw = test:test


    HTTP Header:
    Proxy-Authorization: Basic dGVzdDp0ZXN0

     

    Now use the header in the REST connector dialog:

    Qlik_REST_Connector_Proxy_Settings.png

     

    Then, test your load script and cross fingers.. ;-)

     

    Happy Qliking!

    Ralf