How do I configure Mozilla Firefox to use a PAC file?
To redirect your web traffic to the Zscaler cloud, configure your browser to use a Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file. A PAC file is a text file that directs a browser to forward traffic to a proxy server before going to the destination server. The Zscaler service hosts a default PAC file that uses Geo-location technology to forward traffic to the nearest Zscaler Enforcement Node (ZEN).
To learn more, see How do I use PAC files to forward traffic to the Zscaler service?
The following steps describe how to configure Mozilla Firefox to use a PAC file. The browser version used in this example is Mozilla Firefox 44.0.2.
If you were provided a PAC file URL, skip the next two steps. Otherwise, do the following to retrieve the default PAC file URL:
To view the default PAC file, log in to the service portal and do the following:
- Go to Administration > Resources > Hosted PAC Files.
- Copy the URL of the default PAC file for the Web.
- In the Connection Settings window, select Automatic proxy configuration URL and paste the PAC file URL that you copied from the Zscaler service portal.
- Click OK to save the configuration.
For more information about getting started on the Zscaler service, see the Zscaler Quick Start Guide.