Proxy Setup (Android)

To complete the setup of your mobile device, you’ll need to install dataslayer mobile’s SSL certificate and set your device to use it as a proxy.

The SSL certificate only has to be installed the first time you use any given computer & mobile device combination.

The proxy setup will need to be updated any time your IP changes (i.e. moving your devices to a new network, or disconnecting and reconnecting from a single network.)

Installing the SSL certificate

First, let’s set up the SSL certificate that allows dataslayer mobile to view secure analytics requests. This certificate is dynamically generated on and specific to your computer, so it will not be verified by any certificate authority. This will cause a few warnings as you install it, but is required to ensure only your computer can inspect this traffic.

To get started, tap the Download SSL certificate link on the setup screen.

You should automatically be prompted to enter your PIN to continue; if you’re not, open the downloaded file.

You will be prompted to give the certificate a local name. This name does not matter, so pick whatever you’d like and tap OK.

You should see a toast notification reading “(your certificate name) is installed”, and the SSL certificate process is complete.

Enabling the proxy

When you return to the setup page in your browser, note the Proxy IP and Proxy port settings. The Proxy IP is the address of your computer, and the port is where we’ll connect to it. The address may change if you switch networks or reconnect to a network. The port should almost always be 80.

Once you’ve noted these data points, open your Settings and tap Wi-Fi.

Long press the name of your wireless network and you’ll get a popup menu.

Select “Modify network” from this popup.

Tap “Advanced options” to open the proxy settings. NOTE: On older versions of Android, you may need to re-enter your wi-fi password in order to save these settings.

Select “Manual” from the Proxy dropdown.

Enter the Proxy IP from earlier in the Proxy hostname field, and the Proxy port from earlier in the Proxy port field. Leave your IP Settings as-is.

Tap Save and you should now be connected to dataslayer mobile on your computer.

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Proxy Setup (Android)

To complete the setup of your mobile device, you’ll need to install dataslayer mobile’s SSL certificate and set your device to use it as a proxy.

The SSL certificate only has to be installed the first time you use any given computer & mobile device combination.

The proxy setup will need to be updated any time your IP changes (i.e. moving your devices to a new network, or disconnecting and reconnecting from a single network.)

Installing the SSL certificate

First, let’s set up the SSL certificate that allows dataslayer mobile to view secure analytics requests. This certificate is dynamically generated on and specific to your computer, so it will not be verified by any certificate authority. This will cause a few warnings as you install it, but is required to ensure only your computer can inspect this traffic.

To get started, tap the Download SSL certificate link on the setup screen.

You should automatically be prompted to enter your PIN to continue; if you’re not, open the downloaded file.

You will be prompted to give the certificate a local name. This name does not matter, so pick whatever you’d like and tap OK.

You should see a toast notification reading “(your certificate name) is installed”, and the SSL certificate process is complete.

Enabling the proxy

When you return to the setup page in your browser, note the Proxy IP and Proxy port settings. The Proxy IP is the address of your computer, and the port is where we’ll connect to it. The address may change if you switch networks or reconnect to a network. The port should almost always be 80.

Once you’ve noted these data points, open your Settings and tap Wi-Fi.

Long press the name of your wireless network and you’ll get a popup menu.

Select “Modify network” from this popup.

Tap “Advanced options” to open the proxy settings. NOTE: On older versions of Android, you may need to re-enter your wi-fi password in order to save these settings.

Select “Manual” from the Proxy dropdown.

Enter the Proxy IP from earlier in the Proxy hostname field, and the Proxy port from earlier in the Proxy port field. Leave your IP Settings as-is.

Tap Save and you should now be connected to dataslayer mobile on your computer.