Daniel Beck Daniel Beck - 5 months ago 94x
Java Question

Gradle proxy configuration

I need web access from Gradle through a proxy server to use the Gradle/Artifactory integration for Jenkins. To reduce possible causes for issues, I manually add the Artifactory plugin in build.gradle and run it from command line:

apply {
apply from: "http://gradle.artifactoryonline.com/gradle/plugins/org/jfrog/buildinfo/build-info-extractor-gradle/1.0.1/artifactoryplugin-1.0.1.gradle"

Following this description I specified the following in .gradle/gradle.properties in my home directory:


With the above proxy configuration (that is otherwise known to work), it fails:

11:33:17.699 [ERROR] [org.gradle.BuildExceptionReporter] Caused by: java.io.IOException: Server returned HTTP response code: 407 for URL: http://gradle.artifactoryonline.com/gradle/plugins/org/jfrog/buildinfo/build-info-extractor-gradle/1.0.1/artifactoryplugin-1.0.1.gradle

I have two proxy servers to choose from, and one always responds with
(Proxy authentication required), the other with
(Bad gateway), so obviously, the proxyHost and proxyPort options are used.

As the user name (based on an Active Directory user) contains a backslash, I tried both
, but neither worked. The user specified is different from the user that is logged in to the machine and Active Directory. This user's credentials aren't valid for the proxy, so I need to be able to specify a different user.

Setting the same options in Jenkins' or Artifactory's GUI worked.


Using a very simple "Request a URL" Java program, I was able to replicate the issue.

http.proxyUser and http.proxyPassword seem to be non-standard, albeit popular, options, as they're not described in the Java reference page linked from the Gradle tutorial; even though the Gradle manual mentions them.

It seems Java programs that wish to support proxy authentication need to do this manually (and I was able to do this using the code on the linked page).

I submitted this issue (and a fix) to the Gradle issue tracker.