Network Proxy

Select Tools > FME Options > Network Proxy.

Tip  Use the Filter search to find a setting located anywhere in FME Options.

Your organization may require you to use a proxy before you can use FME. Proxies are often part of corporate firewalls.

Proxy Options

No proxy

Choose this if you don't want to use a proxy. This is the default setting.

Note  On Windows and Mac OS, this setting is overridden in certain functions of FME by:
  • Any proxy-related environment variables that may be specified.
  • System-level proxy settings, including automatic or manual proxy setup.

These system-level settings may slow or prevent network access for some FME formats and transformers that use third-party cURL libraries, and certain web-based viewers in FME, including the FME Workbench Start page, FME Help viewer, FME Hub viewer, and OAuth authentication dialogs.

Use system proxy settings

Choose this if you want to use the proxy settings configured for your operating system (Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings).

Proxy server requires authentication If your proxy server requires login access, can enter it here. (Ask your system administrator for configuration information).

Custom Proxy Map

You can map access to specific URLs through an alternative proxy on your system. Use a custom proxy map if you need to bypass your network's default rules or system proxy settings in order to access these URLs.

To map access to a URL through a custom proxy

  1. Click the Add button (+). The Add Custom Proxy Dialog opens.
    • URL: Enter the URL you want to access. The URL can be either a full path, or a path that partially matches the start of the URL in the workspace request (case insensitive). For example, or
    • Proxy URL: Enter the URL of the proxy server on your system that will handle requests to the URL.
    • Port: Enter the port number on the proxy server through which requests are handled.
    • Proxy server requires authentication: If the proxy server requires authentication to access, enter the required credentials, including Username, Password, and Authentication Method (Basic, Digest, or NTLM).
  2. Click OK.

To remove a custom proxy map, select it and click the Remove button (-).

To edit a custom proxy map, select it and click Edit.