Mac OS X & Chrome Proxy settings

If you wish to use the Chrome web browser on a Mac with a proxy different from the system settings in Chrome, one such reason might be using Burp Suite whilst also using your browser normally, then this is a possible configuration.

Download Chrome Canary, which defaults to its own profile, and mount the disk image then command:

open -a /Volumes/Google\ Chrome\ Canary/Google\ Chrome\\ Chrome\ Canary --args --proxy-server=

Will enable the browser to talk to a proxy on for HTTP and HTTPS without affecting the system proxies.

This allows testing apps with a very modern Chrome instance with no messing about local proxy settings, and running two versions of Chrome side by side easily.

The HTTP/HTTPS means it isn’t suitable for websocket based applications.

If using Burp Suite you will still need to import the CA certificate into Key Chain access and Trust it.

Note if you don’t install Chrome Canary the pop-up to install it doesn’t steal focus, so may end up immediately beneath the Terminal in which you ran the “open” command.

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  1. Edward Lynch

    Thanks Simon I got sick 25 years ago life was never the same had the iodine .today I’m 59 people walk around me I walk with my head down.lost a lot of weight shake bad .i sweat bad I worked as a union laborer in the sun had no choice 20 years I drank beer self medicate weed made me feel better. I couldn’t take it here anymore. Got a cord raped it around a tree branch stepped of a stump the cord broke. I was on the ground out cold but not dead the white of my eyes were black .did not want to live.lm back to were I started wish I have made it sorry to say that i guess God has a plain for me .


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