Proxy Settings: Basic Testing

Test cases

Test case Steps Expected Result
Proxy server authentication

Note: Set up a proxy server that needs authentication.

  1. Open Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Change Proxy Settings.
  2. Select the Connections tab and click LAN Settings.
  3. Select the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox.
  4. Enter the proxy server Address that you have set up, and its Port.
  5. Click OK to save your settings.
Navigating to any web page will trigger a dialog asking for username and password information.

Entering the correct credentials will allow Chromium to load the page.

Bypassing the proxy server for local URLs



  1. Open Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Change Proxy Settings.
  2. Select the Connections tab and click LAN Settings.
  3. Select the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox.
  4. Enter the proxy server Address that you have set up, and its Port.
  5. Select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses checkbox.
  6. Click OK to save your settings.
  7. Visit a local URL.

Navigating to pages with a local URL will not use the proxy server. Outside URLs will still use the proxy server.

Bypassing proxy for URLs starting with specific text (using exceptions)
  1. Open Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Change Proxy Settings.
  2. Select the Connections tab and click LAN Settings.
  3. Select the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox.
  4. Enter the proxy server Address that you have set up, and its Port.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Enter a text string in the Exceptions text field (eg. http://www.g).
  7. Click OK to save your settings.

Navigating to http://www.google.com (or any URL beginning with http://www.g) will not use the proxy server.

Navigating to all other pages will use the proxy server.

Test switching from 'using a proxy' to 'direct' connection





  1. Follow the steps in Proxy server authentication, above.
  2. Navigate to any web page and enter your credentials.
  3. Open Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Change Proxy Settings.
  4. Select the Connections tab and click LAN Settings.
  5. Deselect the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.

Navigating to any web page should not use the proxy server.

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