How Do I Add a Proxy Exception for Webex?

How do I add a proxy exception for Webex?

How do I connect to a Webex meeting through my proxy?

Update - Extending Support for Windows 7


With the September 2020 (40.9) update, we announced the end of support for the Windows 7 operating system. We will now continue Windows 7 support on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge through June 2021. Cisco will continue to provide bug fixes and updates for Windows 7 wherever possible.

For Windows 7 customers who use Internet Explorer, Cisco will support Internet Explorer 11 until Microsoft declares its end of life. To have the best meeting experience possible, plan to upgrade your operating system and browser to the latest versions.  See following: Find Your Cisco Webex Meetings Version Number.

To create a proxy exception:

For Windows:

  1. Type Internet Options in the Type here to search field on the taskbar, then press Enter.
  2. Click on the Connections tab.
  3. Click the LAN Settings button.
  4. Under Proxy Server, click on the Advanced button to bring up the Proxy Settings box.
  5. Under Exceptions enter *
    • Note: If you already see other entries, add a semicolon after the last entry and then enter the Webex exception.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Apply or OK to close out of Internet Options.
  8. Restart all the browsers.

For Mac:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Under the Safari menu (located at top navigation), go to Preferences.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Next to Proxies, click the Change Settings button.
  5. Enter * in the Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domains: field, then click OK

For Linux:

On Linux, you can define HTTP proxy exceptions via no_proxy environment variable. In the no_proxy variable, you can specify a list of domain names or IP addresses for which HTTP proxy should not be used. Along with domain names or IP addresses, you can also specify port number if necessary. To define the HTTP proxy exceptions system wide on Ubuntu:

$ sudo vi /etc/environment
  • http_proxy=""
  • no_proxy="*"
The above example means that by adding exception (Example: *, you will not use HTTP proxy for Webex. For all other destinations, you will use the designated HTTP proxy (

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