Repost: how do I set http proxy on windows


This is a repost of an issue I added to the gateway forum, but haven’t had a response after 5 days or so. Original post here:


The instructions for http proxies and msn here work great for my

linux workstation. Unfortunately my colleagues runs windows and can’t

edit the openfire .sh script to add the http proxy options.



nohup “$app_java_home/bin/java” -server -Dhttp.proxyPort=3128

-Dinstall4j.jvmDir="$app_java_home" …


Can someone update the docs (or answer this post) with instructions for

adding these JVM properties for windows, both when running from the

command line and as a service.

thanks indeed.

bil m


he may have an openfire.vmoptions file or something like this (proper name is in the installation docs). One can add there much more lines, like



This should work fine on Windows.


PS: You may want to remove “Not tested yet” in Proxy Considerations for MSN Support if this works.

thanks for the answer. just what I needed.