Configure system account proxy

During this task we will configure a system level proxy. A system level proxy applies to all users of the system.

  1. Download pstools from Microsoft at
  2. As administrator, open a command prompt and run:
    PSExec to run internet explorer as System account
    psexec -i -s "c:\program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
  3. Click Tools (gear) > Internet options.
  4. Select the Connections tab.
  5. Click LAN Settings.
  6. In the Proxy server section:
    1. Enable Use proxy server for your LAN.
    2. Enter Address and Port for the proxy server.
    3. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Exit Internet explorer.

After configuring a proxy, the system responds as follows:

  • If the proxy is running, users can access the okta widget for MFA and sign in.
  • If the proxy is not running, users receive the message Multifactor Authentication Failed, and the system log shows a connectFailure error.