If you operate Rancher behind a proxy and you want to access services through the proxy (such as retrieving catalogs), you must provide Rancher information about your proxy. As Rancher is written in Go, it uses the common proxy environment variables as shown below.

Make sure NO_PROXY contains the network addresses, network address ranges and domains that should be excluded from using the proxy.

Environment variable Purpose
HTTP_PROXY Proxy address to use when initiating HTTP connection(s)
HTTPS_PROXY Proxy address to use when initiating HTTPS connection(s)
NO_PROXY Network address(es), network address range(s) and domains to exclude from using the proxy when initiating connection(s)

Note NO_PROXY must be in uppercase to use network range (CIDR) notation.

Single Node Installation

Passing environment variables to the Rancher container can be done using -e KEY=VALUE or --env KEY=VALUE. Required values for NO_PROXY in a Single Node Installation are:

  • localhost
  • 127.0.0.1
  • 0.0.0.0

The example below is based on a proxy server accessible at http://192.168.0.1:3128, and excluding usage the proxy when accessing network range 192.168.10.0/24 and every hostname under the domain example.com.

docker run -d --restart=unless-stopped \
  -p 80:80 -p 443:443 \
  -e HTTP_PROXY="http://192.168.10.1:3128" \
  -e HTTPS_PROXY="http://192.168.10.1:3128" \
  -e NO_PROXY="localhost,127.0.0.1,0.0.0.0,192.168.10.0/24,example.com" \
  rancher/rancher:latest