Client Configuration reference

Configure the settings that define how deployed McAfee Client Proxy policies behave inside or outside the corporate network.

Table 1: Option definitions
Category Option Definition
Configure Shared Password Shared Password Specifies the password that Client Proxy and McAfee WGCS use to communicate securely.
Reset Customer Credentials When clicked, opens a warning dialog box, where you can confirm that you want to change the shared password.
Export Customer Credentials When clicked, opens the Export Credential dialog box. Clicking Export Password opens a new tab in the web browser, where you can view the shared password and customer ID in XML format.
CAUTION: After you enter the new shared password, you must save the new policy for the password to be updated in the system. Allow enough time for this process to complete. Otherwise, authentication fails.
Traffic Redirection Settings Always redirect network traffic to proxy servers When selected, overrides the corporate network and VPN server setups.
Note: Use this setting to redirect all network traffic to the McAfee WGCS server.
Redirect network traffic when computer is not connected to corporate network and not working through VPN When selected, activates the Client Proxy software outside of your corporate network.
Note: Use this setting if the end-user computer is a Web Gateway client that uses Client Proxy and McAfee WGCS when roaming outside the corporate network.
Corporate Network Detection Add Adds the new proxy server address and port information to the corporate and VPN detection lists.
by testing connectivity to any of the following corporate servers When selected, uses corporate servers to activate bypass mode.
by testing connectivity to ePO When selected, uses the McAfee ePO Cloud server to activate bypass mode.
Tip: We recommend using this method.
Server Address Specifies IP address or host name of the proxy server.
Server Port Specifies the port number of the proxy server.
Corporate VPN Detection Add Adds the new proxy server address and port information to the corporate and VPN detection lists.
Server Address Specifies IP address or host name of the proxy server only accessible when the end user is connected by VPN.
Server Port Specifies the port number of the proxy server only accessible when the end user is connected by VPN.
Active Directory Groups Filter Add Adds the new Active Directory group list header information to the Regular Expression list.
Delete Removes the Active Directory group list header information from the Regular Expression list.
Edit Makes the regular expression fields editable.
Include When selected, allows and loads groups through a proxy.
Exclude When selected, prohibits groups from a specified proxy.
Regular Expression Specifies proxies based on their predefined patterns and priorities to find word or text matches.
Tip: Group membership information must not exceed 4,096 characters.
Log File Settings (OS X only) Specifies how much information Client Proxy logs to a file. Select an option:
  • Log messages with Error and Critical priority
  • Log messages with Error, Critical, Information, and Warning priority
  • Log all messages (recommended for troubleshooting and debugging)
  • Don't log any messages

Log files are located in the following folder on the end user's OS X computer:

C:\Program Data\McAfee\MCP\Logs

Access Protection (Windows only) Enable access protection When selected, end users are unable to:
  • Disable Client Proxy with Windows Task Manager.
  • Deleted or edit files.
  • Change registry values.
Request release key for manual uninstall When selected, allows end users to request an uninstall key from Help Desk to uninstall Client Proxy.
Note: When this option is deselected, uninstall Client Proxy using Windows Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP), or Programs and Features (Windows Vista and Windows 7).
Tip: We recommend uninstalling Client Proxy with a Help Desk uninstall key.