Bug 1271 - Add-in manager doesn't work behind authenticated proxy on .NET
Summary: Add-in manager doesn't work behind authenticated proxy on .NET
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: Low minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-05 15:22 UTC by Mike Christensen
Modified: 2012-05-02 11:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Error msg (118.56 KB, image/gif)
2011-10-05 15:22 UTC, Mike Christensen
Config file to work-around the proxy issue (769 bytes, application/xml)
2011-10-05 18:20 UTC, Mike Christensen

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Description Mike Christensen 2011-10-05 15:22:09 UTC
Created attachment 610 [details]
Error msg


1) Get a job for a company that restricts the crap out of everything on their network.

2) Run MonoDevelop, Tools->Add-in Manager

3) Go to Gallery, click refresh icon


Exception thrown about proxy requiring logon info. (See attached screen cap)


1) Better error message.

2) A place I can enter proxy logon information
3) It should just work, as both IE and Firefox seem to "detect" these settings off the network.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-10-05 17:55:43 UTC
Hmm, I can't reproduce step 1 ;-)

Anyway, on Windows, MD runs on .NET, and it should be using .NET's default proxy settings, which IIRC are loaded from IE.

You may be able to fix this by setting the default proxy to use default credentials. You can do it in MonoDevelop.exe.config, or you could fix it for *all* .NET apps in your system's machine.config. See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/914306 for some details.
Comment 2 Mike Christensen 2011-10-05 18:19:37 UTC
Yup!  This fixes the problem.  I'll attach a work-around .config file to the bug.

If you believe MonoDevelop should either somehow set this behavior at runtime, or ship with this .config file, then feel free to use this bug to track; if everything is behaving as expected, feel free to close.
Comment 3 Mike Christensen 2011-10-05 18:20:48 UTC
Created attachment 613 [details]
Config file to work-around the proxy issue

This will fix the issue:

	  <defaultProxy enabled="true" useDefaultCredentials="true">
	    <proxy />
	    <bypasslist />
Comment 4 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-10-05 19:03:03 UTC
I would argue this is a bug in the .NET default machine.config, but if we can work around it then we should.