HTTP Proxy installation

About HTTP Proxy

HTTP Proxy is the replacement for the ERA 6.x Proxy component. Its purpose is to forward encrypted communication between ESET Management Agent and ESMC Server. By default, ESMC uses Apache HTTP Proxy as the HTTP Proxy.

Use the HTTP Proxy only if your ESET Management Agents does not have network visibility to ESMC Server. HTTP Proxy does not aggregate the communication or lower the network traffic.

It is recommended to have the ESET Management Agent on the machine with HTTP Proxy, but it is not necessary. ESET Management Agent cannot manage (configure) HTTP Proxy application.

HTTP Proxy architecture

Apache HTTP Proxy architecture

Advanced scenarios for HTTP Proxy

Before the installation

If you are upgrading an existing environment, follow the upgrade procedure.

validation-status-icon-warning IMPORTANT

The communication protocol between Agent and ESMC Server does not support authentication. Any proxy solution used for forwarding Agent communication to ESMC Server that requires authentication will not work.

If you choose to use a non-default port for the Web Console or Agent, it may require a firewall adjustment. Otherwise, the installation may fail.

Installation and configuration

You can install Apache HTTP Proxy from a separate installer or from the All-in-one ESMC installer.

Installing from All-in-one installer requires you to download the whole package, but it is a simpler method. Run the downloaded installer and select only the Apache HTTP Proxy from the installer selector. After Apache is installed, it needs to be configured.

Installing from the standalone installer is a more advanced procedure, however the download size is only a few MBs. See the installation and configuration instructions.