Authoxy
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Proxy authentication app.   Shareware ($5.00)
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Authoxy... If your connection to the Internet requires authenticating to a HTTP proxy, as is the case in many Australian universities, you may well have discovered that with Mac OS X, including Jaguar, many applications which require an Internet connection will simply fail. Some prominent examples are Software Update, MacHelp, parts of Quicktime, parts of iTunes (CDDB, Net Radio), and Sherlock. This is rather limiting. Authoxy is my solution. I run it full time now, and never have to worry about authenticating with the proxy again.
What's New
Version 3.6:
  • Implemented large changes to the compilation of PAC files, treating the PAC file as a whole and greatly improving the ability to compile complex PAC files.
  • Improved the memory management of the PAC file compilation environment.
  • Updated to the latest PAC utility routines.
  • Improved compatibility with standard "dnsResolve" PAC function.
  • Added support for "myIpAddress" PAC function.
  • Fixed "EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)" bug in when executing PAC files with multiple "dnsResolve" calls.
  • Disabled automatic child process handling during connection testing to allow greater insight into the result of the connection.
  • Cosmetic improvements to the status display.
Version 3.6:
  • Implemented large changes to the compilation of PAC files, treating the PAC file as a whole and greatly improving the ability to compile complex PAC files.
  • Improved the memory management of the PAC file compilation environment.
  • Updated to the latest PAC utility routines.
  • Improved compatibility with standard "dnsResolve" PAC function.
  • Added support for more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later







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Fbeye commented on 18 Nov 2011
Anyone knows it the latest version works on Lion? Thanks!!!
[Version 3.6]


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Donmontalvo commented on 27 Sep 2009
Does this version support Snow Leopard?
[Version 3.5.1]

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Spock replied on 27 Sep 2009
According to the developer's news site, there is Snow Leopard support:

Authoxy 3.5 is out, new with Snow Leopard support. Authoxy is now delivered in full 64bit goodness. Recommended update for all Leopard and Snow Leopard users.
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bethro reviewed on 27 May 2006
An absoute God send of a program!!
After three years of living at a University in Melbourne and trying to get my Mac to intergrate with the system, i have finally found this program, and now it seems that ALL my problems are solved!!
System Update now works, as does Akype, Hotmail (which i could only ever access through IE and not Safari), the iTunes song direcotry auto naming thingi, and many other websites that were constantly asking for my username and password, such as MSN weather. I would highly recommend to anyone connecting over a proxy network.
[Version 3.2.5]


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pzarker commented on 29 Jan 2006
for somereason i cant dowload it, i have tried to dl it from eveyr page, and i always get redirected to the developers page's download, and when that page loads, its just a bunch of symbols and jaragon, so if anyone has it and would like to email it to me that woudl be great, or if anyone can tell me why i can't download it. thanks!
[Version 3.1.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 29 Jan 2006
Using Safari 2.0.3 here, it downloads fine from the download link here at MacUpdate.

That page of stuff that you got from the developer's site was actually the compressed code of the application download, but for some reason your browser apparently is not detecting the MIME type of the file to be downloaded and therefore presented you with a page of code instead of downloading the file properly. If you encounter this issue ever again, remember to OPTION-click on the download link.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2005
I've been having trouble accessing anything that gioes through .asp or .aspx with authoxy (such as several sites with "logins"). I'm not sure if I'm an isolated case, but I was checking to see if anyone else has had these issues.
[Version 3.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 May 2004
University users, Authoxy worked great for me for the following application:

Many university libraries allow home access to site-licensed journals via a .pac (secure auto proxy configuration) file.

OS X version 10.3.2 and above allow you to specify the location of the .pac file that you need for journal access, _but_ Safari fails to recognize that you also need to enter a password and username to access the journals, leaving you high and dry.

To fix this, set up your local web proxy information as in the Authoxy documentation, then start Authoxy, giving it your library username and password where it says "Proxy Authentication Details" and giving it the location of the .pac file where it says "Use this automatic configuration (.pac) file".

Voila, site licensed journal content, visible in any browser.
[Version 3.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 May 2003
Fabulous! Solved that pesky problem to 10.2 not being able to access software update (like it used to in 10.1). Can also access the iTunes music store and other useful sites. Make sure to carefully read the instructions, as there are a few simple steps, but you must follow all of them!!!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Apr 2003
Authoxy is a great tool which allowed my OS X systems to use Software Update from behind a Microsoft ISA firewall. It adds authentication information to any network traffic.
The setup isn't exactly intuitive, but this isn't a tool that most people need. If you've configured a firewall, then you should have the skills to install this.
Overall, a great tool, because it addresses oversights that neither Apple nor Microsoft have figured out yet.
[Version 1.1]


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ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 3.6]


Downloads:28,252
Version Downloads:8,137
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Shareware
Date:14 Feb 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $5.00
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Authoxy... If your connection to the Internet requires authenticating to a HTTP proxy, as is the case in many Australian universities, you may well have discovered that with Mac OS X, including Jaguar, many applications which require an Internet connection will simply fail. Some prominent examples are Software Update, MacHelp, parts of Quicktime, parts of iTunes (CDDB, Net Radio), and Sherlock. This is rather limiting. Authoxy is my solution. I run it full time now, and never have to worry about authenticating with the proxy again.


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