S/MIME proxy Configuration

S/MIME proxy Configuration

… using the configuration of the HTTP proxy as an example. If the certificate revocation lists (CRLs) are not delivered via HTTP, you will find the other relevant setting options for LDAP proxy or for the exclusion of a protocol on the page Registry Settings.

For the HTTP proxy, create the string HttpProxy in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\GNU\GnuPG and give it the address of your proxy as a value, with port and/or password if required: FAQ-reg-entry-proxy.png.

Make sure that the entry is created in the correct place in the registry, there are several nodes with the name "GnuPG". To check, you can display which configuration values are taken into account at runtime by entering on the command line:

gpgconf -X | findstr HttpProxy

If possible, you should avoid mixing registry settings and those in Kleopatra: The registry settings are valid globally on the computer, the settings in Kleopatra are valid locally for the user. They are stored in files under %APPDATA%\gnupg, which may take precedence over registry entries. In this case, the entry "http-proxy" would be stored in %APPDATA%\gnupg\dirmngr.conf and the registry value HttpProxy would be ignored if you use the default configuration of GnuPG VS-Desktop. This usually makes sense, as different proxy settings may be necessary at different locations.

In this regard, please note that http-proxy and some other options in the detailed description of registry settings are marked with superscript [user]. They can all be individually adjusted in addition to the registry settings in Kleopatra by the user.