IG 2023.11

IG as a forward proxy

In contrast, IG as a forward proxy is an intermediate connection point between an internal client and an external service. IG regulates outbound traffic to the service, and can adapt and enrich requests. The following image illustrates IG as a forward proxy:

IG regulates traffic

IG provides the following features as a forward proxy:

  • Addition of authentication or authorization to the request

  • Addition of tracer IDs to the requests

  • Addition or removal of request headers or scopes

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