The Web Proxy is an insecure method of connecting to the University network as your username and password is sent by plain text when authenticating. We strongly advise that where possible you should use the VPN and turn the web proxy off.
If you are unable to install VPN the instructions below explain how to setup Web Proxy on when using Google Chrome.
The web proxy allows you to browse the Internet as if you were on campus, giving you easy access to online web resources.
The following instructions were produced using Windows 10 and Chrome version 69. Please remember that as long as you are using the web proxy you must adhere to the rights and responsibilities that the University imposes. Some sites may also be inaccessible whilst using the web proxy.
Connect to the web proxy
Testing the web proxy
To test the web proxy, enter www.port.ac.uk/directory into the address bar. If you can view the University telephone directory then the web proxy is configured correctly.
Disconnecting the web proxy
If after following these instructions you are unable to set up the Web Proxy please contact IT support.