Configuring Internet Explorer to work with Burp

  • Last updated: August 25, 2022

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To configure Internet Explorer so that you can use it for testing with Burp, you need to perform the following configuration steps.

In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu and click Internet Options.

IE internet options

Go to the Connections tab, and click on the LAN settings button.

Make sure the Automatically detect settings box is unchecked

Make sure the Use automatic configuration script box is unchecked. Check the box Use a proxy server for your LAN.

IE LAN settings

Enter your Burp Proxy listener address in the Address field (by default, Enter your Burp Proxy listener port in the Port field (by default, 8080).

Make sure the Bypass proxy server for local addresses box is unchecked.

Then click on the Advanced button.

IE proxy address

Make sure the Use the same proxy server for all protocols box is checked.

Delete anything that appears in the Exceptions field.

Then click OK to close all of the options dialogs.

IE proxy settings

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