Is it possible to install dropbox under an ubuntu 14.04 server that is behind a proxy with credentials ?

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    As it is a server, do you need it to be set via command line, and could you use a alternative (e.g. sftp, ftp, rsync, etc). – Wilf Aug 13 '14 at 13:43
  • I found this link on how to setup proxy. – Lety Aug 13 '14 at 15:05
  • Thnaks but I already tried and it's not working. And "Dropbox will only use proxy settings of the form your.proxy.here:port" So I don't think it's possible to add credentials. – tweetysat Aug 14 '14 at 5:40

You have to provide proxy authentication to install Dropbox. Here is a command using which you can do this:

sudo http_proxy="http://username:password@your_proxy:proxy_port" dropbox start -i or

sudo https_proxy="http://username:password@your_proxy:proxy_port" dropbox start -i

You have to run the deamon as root, and thus, you have to configure the proxy as root. Setting the http_proxy root env variable on invocation should be enough.

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