Fetching HTTPS pages with Zyte Smart Proxy Manager#

Zyte Smart Proxy Manager (formerly Crawlera) performs HTTPS requests using CONNECT method, transparently tunneling packets over default HTTPS port 443 to and from the destination server in a secure session.

To fetch HTTPS web pages through Smart Proxy Manager you may need to download and install the Zyte CA certificate. You can use curl to check that the installed Zyte CA certificate is working:

curl -vx https://proxy.zyte.com:8014 -U <API key>: --cacert zyte-ca.crt https://httpbin.org/ip

Alternatively, you can disable SSL certificate verification in your HTTP client.