Zyte API is replacing Smart Proxy Manager. See Migrating from Smart Proxy Manager to Zyte API.

Using Smart Proxy Manager with R#


For the code below to work you must first install the Zyte CA certificate.


All the code in this documentation has been tested with R 4.1.2.

  1. Install R and follow Fetching HTTPS pages with Zyte Smart Proxy Manager to request URLs with https.

  2. Run R on the terminal using R command.

  3. Install httr library by running install.packages("httr") inside R prompt. If there’s an error saying Library not loaded: /opt/X11/lib/libSM.6.dylib run system("locate libSM.6.dylib").

  4. Load httr library by running library(httr) inside R prompt.

  5. Run the sample code mentioned below inside R prompt after replacing <SPM-APIKEY> with Zyte Smart Proxy Manager API Key.

GET("http://toscrape.com", use_proxy(url = "proxy.zyte.com", port = 8011, username = "<SPM-APIKEY>", password = ""))