ProgSky ProgSky - 3 years ago 354
Python Question

Python request with authenticated proxy without exposing username and password.

I am using request library to connect to an api and get data. I have the proxy to connect and it works with AuthenticatedProxy

This is how my code looks.

import requests
s = requests.Session()
url = "https://testapi"
urlkey = “testkey”
proxies = {'https': 'http://<UserName>:<Password>@proxy_url:8080'}
resp = s.get(url, params={'key':urlkey }, proxies = proxies)
content = resp.content
print content

Username and Password is exposed here and I want to avoid that. How can I acheived that ? Can i ask request to use defaultCredentials or 'account that is running the python script' credentials ?

In .net, following config works:

<defaultProxy enabled="true" useDefaultCredentials="true">
<proxy proxyaddress="https://testapi:8080" bypassonlocal="True"/>

Thanks all.
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Answer Source

From the request docs:

You can also configure proxies by setting the environment variables HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY.

So you could avoid revealing the credentials in the script by setting the environment variable instead:

$ export HTTPS_PROXY="http://<UserName>:<Password>@proxy_url:8080"

And then in the script you would use the proxy by just calling:

resp = s.get(url, params={'key':urlkey }) 
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