University Library System
University Library System

Android – Guide to proxy connection configuration

This guide uses the Bromite browser, as it is the only browser allowing a proxy configuration different from the one used by the operating system.

  • Install the Bromite browser:
  • Once the browser has been started, open the settings by tapping the menu button in the top-right corner



  • In the settings, tap on Privacy in the Advanced section


  • The first item "Proxy configuration" allows changing proxy connection configuration



  • Select "Use PAC URL" and fill in the text field below with


Bromite is now configured for browsing via the proxy of the University of Padua.

Disable proxy configuration

On Bromite,  you can disable the proxy connection by selecting the option "System default" on the proxy configuration page.

Please remember to disable the proxy connection when you have finished browsing the Library System's resources to not burden the traffic on the reserved bandwidth, consequently slowing down the browsing for other users.


Note: If you are using a Wi-Fi network with Captive Portal - which requires authentication via a web page (to which the browser is automatically redirected the first time you access it, and where you may have to enter your username and password) - you may experience authentication problems. In this case, first authenticate using another browser (Chrome, Dolphin, etc.) and then, once you can browse normally, you can use Bromite to access the Library System's resources.

Note: in the past, the use of the Firefox browser was suggested, but since version 81 the advanced configuration page has been disabled, so it is no longer possible to configure a proxy connection other than the system one.