Proxy certificate installation

Desktop AdGuard apps (AdGuard for Windows and AdGuard for Mac) can be used as a proxy. This means that you can route other devices' traffic through AdGuard (entirely, or traffic of specific apps/browsers).

Note that these devices must be in the same network as the PC or Mac that has AdGuard installed.

HTTP traffic will be filtered in any case, but for AdGuard to be able to filter HTTPS traffic you need to manually install AdGuard certificate on the connected device.

How to download & install the certificate

Depending on the type of your device (Android/iOS), follow one of this instructions:

Android

  1. Note the IP address of your desktop computer with installed AdGuard.

  2. On the device which traffic you want to route through AdGuard, open advanced settings of the active WiFi network.

  3. Switch the Proxy type to Manual. For Proxy hostname, enter the noted IP-address from 1). For Proxy port, enter port chosen in desktop AdGuard's network settings.

  4. Follow this link using any browser: http://local.adguard.org/cert

  5. Click on the Download button.

  6. Once the certificate is downloaded, you need to install it. Tap on the downloaded certificate to open the file, if it didn't openautomatically.

  7. On some phones, you might be asked to enter your device password. Do that, then press OK. The certificate is now installed.

iOS

  1. Note the IP address of your desktop computer with installed AdGuard.

  2. On the device which traffic you want to route through AdGuard, open advanced settings of the active WiFi network.

  3. Switch the Proxy type to Manual. For Proxy hostname, enter the noted IP-address from 1). For Proxy port, enter port chosen in desktop AdGuard's network settings.

  4. Open Safari, go to http://local.adguard.org/cert and tap DOWNLOAD. In the opened dialogue, allow the website to download a configuration profile.

  5. Open Settings - Profile Donwloaded and tap Install in the top right corner. Enter your password and confirm the installation. Tap Done.

  6. Go to Settings - General - About - Certificate Trust Settings. Enable the switch beside Adguard Personal CA. The certificate is now installed.