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When using the ESB profile of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator (WSO2 EI), there can be scenarios where you need to configure WSO2 EI the ESB to route messages through a proxy server. For example, if WSO2 EI the ESB is behind a firewall, your proxy service might need to talk to a server through a proxy server as illustrated in the following diagram:

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For such scenarios, you need to configure the WSO2 EI the ESB transport sender to forward messages through a proxy server.

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Routing messages through a proxy server

See the instructions given below.

For non-blocking service calls

To configure the ESB profile to route messages through a proxy server :

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(for non-blocking service calls), add the parameters given below to the axis2.xml file (stored in the <EI_HOME>/conf/axis2/

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  • http.proxyHost - The host name of the proxy server.
  • http.proxyPort - The port number of the proxy server.

See the example give below:

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languagexml

 directory) and update the values. This configuration ensures that all HTTP requests pass through the configured proxy server.

Code Block
<transportSender name="http" class="org.apache.synapse.transport.passthru.PassThroughHttpSender">   

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    <parameter name="non-blocking" locked="false">true</parameter>
    <parameter name="http.proxyHost" locked="false"

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></parameter>
    <parameter name="http.proxyPort" locked="false"

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></parameter>
</transportSender>

The

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parameters are described below.

non-blocking
Specifies whether or not 'non-blocking' mode is enabled for the transport sender. Be sure that this parameter is set to true.
http.proxyHost
The host name of the proxy server.
http.proxyPort
The port (number) in the proxy server.

For blocking service calls

To configure the ESB profile to route messages (non-blocking) through a proxy server :

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(for blocking service calls), add the parameters given below to the axis2_blocking_client.xml file

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  • http.proxyHost - The host name of the proxy server.
  • http.proxyPort - The port number of the proxy server.

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(stored in the <EI_HOME>/conf/axis2/ directory) and update the values. This configuration ensures that all HTTP requests pass through the configured proxy server.

Code Block
languagexml
<parameter 

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name="

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Proxy">
     <parameters>
       <ProxyHost></ProxyHost>
       <ProxyPort></ProxyPort>
       <ProxyUser></ProxyUser>
       <ProxyPassword></ProxyPassword>
     </parameters>
</parameter>

The parameters are described below.

ProxyHost
The host name of the proxy server.
ProxyPort
The port (number) in the proxy server.
ProxyUser
The user name for connecting to the proxy server.
ProxyPassword
The password for connecting to the proxy server.
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titleBypass the proxy server for blocking calls?

If you have a proxy server configuredIn the case of blocking service calls, you can apply a system property in the ESB profile to bypass the proxy server and route messages (blocking only) directly to the hosts that should receive the endpointmessages. Explained below are two methods of applying the system property:

  • Set the system property in the product startup script that is located in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/ directory as shown below. Note that the list of host names are separated by the pipe symbol ('|').

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    -Dhttp.nonProxyHosts =10.|localhost|127.0.0.1|.\.domain.com \
  • Pass the system property when you start the server as shown below.

    Code Block
    ./integrator.sh -Dhttp.nonProxyHosts =10.|localhost|127.0.0.1|.\.domain.com
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A proxy server might require HTTP basic authentication before it handles communication from WSO2 EIthe ESB profile

Configuring proxy profiles in

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the ESB profile

When using WSO2 EIthe ESB profile, there can be scenarios where you need to configure multiple proxy servers to route messages to different endpoints as illustrated in the following diagram.

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To configure proxy profiles in WSO2 EIthe ESB profile:

  • Edit the <EI_HOME>/conf/axis2/axis2.xml file, add the proxyProfiles parameter in the <transportSender> configuration of the http transport, and then define multiple profiles based on the number of proxy servers you need to have.

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    When you define a profile, it is mandatory to specify the targetHosts, proxyHost and proxyPort parameters for each profile.

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