Daedalus Software


Technical Notes

SmoothWall Mods


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Connecting to a SOAP server over HTTPS via an authenticating proxy

Using the Perl module SOAP::Lite, the following script will connect to a SOAP server over HTTPS through a proxy that requires authentication:

$ENV{HTTPS_PROXY} = 'http://proxy.whoever.com:80';

use SOAP::Lite;
print SOAP::Lite
-> uri('http://www.soaplite.com/My/Examples')
-> proxy('https://localhost/cgi-bin/soap.cgi')
-> getStateName(21);
-> result;

N.B. Using the username:password@proxy syntax (e.g. $ENV{HTTPS_PROXY} = 'http://username:password@proxy.whoever.com:80';) does NOT work for https.