• Steve

    Been trialing these at work and they are useless for corporate environments. Why? Because none of the Apps address the global proxy server settings except for Safari and iornically, the app store! Apple need to pull their finger out if they are serious about the iPad being used in a corporate environment where the use of proxy servers are very common.

  • Tryster

    I’d second that comment – they are lovely consumer devices, and in theory the blend of good battery life, usability and the fact people WANT to use it makes it look great for a corporate environment… Unfortunately they are nigh on impossible to lock down and control in a corporate environment and very few corporate (in my case NHS) web applications work on Safari… Some will work natively on Firefox (and more can be bent to do so), but unfortunately Apple’s insistence on not allowing other interpreter engines (such as Firefox’s javascript engine) means that we’ll be settling on either Android or Windows tablets (which at the moment means compromising on battery life, and its a little harder to sell to Clinical users).

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  • Angus Patrick

    Steve – we use a PAC file for controlling access to the proxy and other elements. One advantage is telling the browser whether to dgo direct 9for intranet servers) or through the proxy. The ONLY device to support it is the iPad, Android and Windows Phone don’t support PAC files. All apps that require internet access leverage the PAC file, ebay, twitter, webex they all work. What apps do you have issues with?

  • Steve

    Angus, we also use a PAC file. We authenticate using NTLM and internal sites are configured in the PAC file for direct access. The only thing that works is Safari and the Appstore. We are prompted for authentication before browsing but not for Google Maps or Youtube. We also have a Motorola Xoom which works perfectly with our proxy.

  • Angus Patrick

    Hmmm – you mean you authenticate to the proxy? If you enter the proxy address instead (using Manual instead of Auto) do you get the same results? Very odd I must say, but interesting!

  • Steve

    Yes we authenticate against the proxy using NTLM (domainusername) which works fine with Safari but nothing else. I have tried with both a PAC, WPAD and manual settings. All three had the same result. We don’t have this problem with the Xoom, Mac or Windows clients, only iPhones and iPads.

  • John Ha

    On the iPad1 we could enter a URL for the PROXY.PAC file. There is no place to enter the proxy.pac file URL on the iPad2.

  • Angus Patrick

    Hello John!  You can still enter the URL for the proxy in the same place as the iPad 1.  Under Settings/Wifi, tap the arrow next to the wifi connection you need.  At the bottom, choose “Auto” and enyer the URL ubder there.