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  • Proxying ZAP (localhost) through Firefox

    Posted by Christophe on October 1, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I found myself needing to repeat this step a few times and wasting time trying to find it, so here it goes:

    Step 1:

    Firefox Preferences -> Scroll all the way down to “Network Settings” and click on Settings… -> Select “Manual proxy configuration”

    Set the HTTP Proxy field to and the Port to 8080. Select “Also use this proxy for FTP and HTTPS.”


    Step 2:

    In ZAP, click on Tools (in the menu) -> Options… -> Dynamic SSL Certificates -> Generate -> Save -> Pick a location to save

    Firefox Preferences -> search (top right) for security -> click on View Certificates -> Make sure you’re in the “Authorities” tab -> Import -> Navigate to where you saved the certificate file -> Check the box that says you trust this CA to identify websites -> Click OK

    Step 3:

    Open a new Firefox tab and type about:config

    Click “Accept the Risk and Continue”

    Another search bar will appear in the Firefox window. Type network.proxy.allow_hijacking_localhost

    Double click the false to set it to true.

    Once you’re done proxying through ZAP, make sure you undo step #1 and step #2.

    Christophe replied 2 years, 7 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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