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How do I pull from a Git repository through an HTTP proxy? (18)

Note: while the use-case described is about using submodules within a project, the same applies to a normal git clone of a repository over HTTP.

I have a project under Git control. I'd like to add a submodule:

git submodule add vendor/plugins/metric_fu

But I get

got 1b0313f016d98e556396c91d08127c59722762d0
got 4c42d44a9221209293e5f3eb7e662a1571b09421
got b0d6414e3ca5c2fb4b95b7712c7edbf7d2becac7
error: Unable to find abc07fcf79aebed56497e3894c6c3c06046f913a under
Cannot obtain needed commit abc07fcf79aebed56497e3894c6c3c06046f913a
while processing commit ee576543b3a0820cc966cc10cc41e6ffb3415658.
fatal: Fetch failed.
Clone of '' into submodule path 'vendor/plugins/metric_fu'

I have my HTTP_PROXY set up:

c:\project> echo %HTTP_PROXY%

I even have a global Git setting for the http proxy:

c:\project> git config --get http.proxy

Has anybody gotten HTTP fetches to consistently work through a proxy? What's really strange is that a few project on GitHub work fine (awesome_nested_set for example), but others consistently fail (rails for example).

For Windows

Goto --> C:/Users/user_name/gitconfig

Update gitconfig file with below details



proxy = https://your_proxy:your_port


proxy = http://your_proxy:your_port

How to check your proxy and port number?

Internet Explorer -> Settings -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings

For me the git:// just doesn't work through the proxy although the https:// does. This caused some bit of headache because I was running scripts that all used git:// so I couldn't just easily change them all. However I found this GEM

git config --global url."".insteadOf git://

I find neither http.proxy nor GIT_PROXY_COMMAND work for my authenticated http proxy. The proxy is not triggered in either way. But I find a way to work around this.

  1. Install corkscrew, or other alternatives you want.
  2. Create a authfile. The format for authfile is: user_name:password, and user_name, password is your username and password to access your proxy. To create such a file, simply run command like this: echo "username:password" > ~/.ssh/authfile.

  3. Edit ~/.ssh/config, and make sure its permission is 644: chmod 644 ~/.ssh/config

Take as an example, add the following lines to ~/.ssh/config:

        ProxyCommand    /usr/local/bin/corkscrew <your.proxy> <proxy port> %h %p <path/to/authfile>
        User            git

Now whenever you do anything with [email protected], it will use the proxy automatically. You can easily do the same thing to Bitbucket as well.

This is not so elegant as other approaches, but it works like a charm.

I got around the proxy using https... some proxies don't even check https.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

c:\git\meantest>git clone
Cloning into 'mean'...
fatal: unable to access '': Failed connect
to; No error

c:\git\meantest>git clone
Cloning into 'mean'...
remote: Reusing existing pack: 2587, done.
remote: Counting objects: 27, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (24/24), done.
rRemote: Total 2614 (delta 3), reused 4 (delta 0)eceiving objects:  98% (2562/26

Receiving objects: 100% (2614/2614), 1.76 MiB | 305.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (1166/1166), done.
Checking connectivity... done

If you just want to use proxy on a specified repository, don't need on other repositories. The preferable way is the -c, --config <key=value> option when you git clone a repository. e.g.

$ git clone --config "http.proxy=proxyHost:proxyPort"

It looks like you're using a mingw compile of Git on windows (or possibly another one I haven't heard about). There are ways to debug this: I believe all of the http proxy work for git is done by curl. Set this environment variable before running git:


This should at least give you an idea of what is going on behind the scenes.

On Windows, if you don't want to put your password in .gitconfig in the plain text, you can use

It authenticates you against normal or even Windows NTLM proxy and starts localhost-proxy without authentication.

In order to get it run:

  • Install Cntml
  • Configure Cntml according to documentation to pass your proxy authentication
  • Point git to your new localhost proxy:

        proxy = http://localhost:3128       # change port as necessary

Set Git credential.helper to wincred.

git config --global credential.helper wincred

Make sure there is only 1 credential.helper

git config -l

If there is more than 1 and it's not set to wincred remove it.

git config --system --unset credential.helper

Now set the proxy with no password.

git config --global http.proxy http://<YOUR WIN LOGIN NAME>@proxy:80

Check that all the settings that you added looks good....

git config --global -l

Now you good to go!

There's some great answers on this already. However, I thought I would chip in as some proxy servers require you to authenticate with a user Id and password. Sometimes this can be on a domain.

So, for example if your proxy server configuration is as follows:

Server: myproxyserver
Port: 8080
Username: mydomain\myusername
Password: mypassword

Then, add to your .gitconfig file using the following command:

git config --global http.proxy http://mydomain\\myusername:[email protected]:8080

Don't worry about https. As long as the specified proxy server supports http, and https, then one entry in the config file will suffice.

You can then verify that the command added the entry to your .gitconfig file successfully by doing cat .gitconfig:

At the end of the file you will see an entry as follows:

    proxy = http://mydomain\\myusername:[email protected]:8080

That's it!

This is an old question but if you are on Windows, consider setting HTTPS_PROXY as well if you are retrieving via an https URL. Worked for me!

This worked to me.

git config --global http.proxy proxy_user:[email protected]_ip:proxy_port

When your network team does ssl-inspection by rewriting certificates, then using a http url instead of a https one, combined with setting this var worked for me.

git config --global http.proxy http://proxy:8081

You can also set the HTTP proxy that Git uses in global configuration property http.proxy:

git config --global http.proxy http://proxy.mycompany:80

as @user2188765 has already pointed out, try replacing the git:// protocol of the repository with http[s]://. See also this answer