Configuring Internet Explorer to work with Burp

  • Last updated: September 9, 2021

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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