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Redirecting Chromebooks’ Web Traffic

To redirect web traffic from connected Chromebooks to Secure Global Proxy, you need to configure the relevant access point with the correct proxy details.

You do this as follows:

1. Log into the Chromebook.
2. Click on the Network icon in the bottom right of the screen.
3. Select Settings from the pop-up dialog.
4. Click the access point the Chromebook is connected to, and click Network Options from the pop-up dialog.
5. Open the Proxy tab.
6. Configure the following:
Select Manual proxy configuration
HTTP Proxy — Either the external IP address or hostname of your Smoothwall System.
Port — The port number to send proxy requests to. This is the port number the Smoothwall System is listening on for NTLM authentication requests; see Configuring an NTLM Authentication Policy.
7. Alternatively, if you have a configured URL that contains the Secure Global Proxy settings, configure the following:
Select Automatic proxy configuration
Auto-configuration URL — Enter the proxy settings URL
8. In the Advanced Configuration box, enter the URLs for those domains that do not need proxying, such as localhost.
9. Click Close.

Note: If the connecting Chromebook is outside the Active Directory domain configured on the Smoothwall System, users will be required to provide NTLM authentication credentials when they first open the browser. These credentials must match the ones configured on the Smoothwall System.