How To Use The Proxy Manager
The Proxy Manager tab in SU Social is where you can manage and assign proxies to your social media accounts. A proxy is a useful tool that can help protect your accounts from being flagged as suspicious by allowing you to log in from different locations or devices. In this guide, we will walk you through the basics of adding and verifying a proxy in SU Social’s Proxy Manager tab.
Do I need a proxy?
It’s perfectly fine for your accounts in SU Social to just login using your local internet connection and local IP. But this could become a problem and put your accounts at risk if you have multiple accounts on the same social network.
To solve this potential issue, you can give the account a proxy so that when it logs in, it uses the proxy IP assigned to it rather than the local IP. As a result, it gives the impression that the account logged in using a different computer or device.
Before assigning a proxy to an account added in Social Profiles, you must first add and validate the proxy in the Proxy Manager tab. Remember that despite the fact that you can add the accounts to Social Profiles in advance, you must validate the proxy that you wish to use and attach it to the accounts before you verify the accounts in Social Profiles.
What kind of proxies are supported?
Accessing the Proxy Manager tab
Simply select the Proxy Manager tab from the menu on the left side of the interface to begin adding proxies.
The Proxy Manager page has a lot of options, as you can see from the image above, and it might be a little confusing. However, we will only go over the fundamentals of adding a proxy in this guide.
Adding a Proxy
There are 2 ways to add a proxy: manually adding each proxy or importing them.
1. To manually add a proxy, click on the ADD PROXY button
2. Only the PROXY IP:PORT field is available since the option to hide username and password is enabled by default. You need to uncheck the said option in order to show the boxes for the PROXY USERNAME and PROXY PASS. You will need to fill them up with your proxy credentials:
- PROXY IP:PORT– You should enter your proxy’s IP address and port here as provided by your proxy service; the format is as shown in the header (ex. 123.45.678.90:56874).
- PROXY USERNAME – Some proxy providers allow you to connect to their servers via username and password authentication. If you are using this kind of proxy, you must enter the username given to you in this box.
- PROXY PASS – The proxy password must be entered in this box in order to establish and authenticate the proxy connection.
📌 There is no requirement to add the proxy username and password for an IP-authenticated proxy. Simply enter the proxy IP:Port details and omit the username and password fields. Additionally, for IP-Authenticated proxies, confirm that the correct local IP of your computer/VPS has been added to the list of authorized IPs in your proxy provider account. You may open any browser on your VPS and look for ‘whatsmyip?’ on Google.
3. After adding the required proxy information, click on VERIFY PROXY under the ACTIONS header. Make sure to change the Url to use to verify the proxies to that of the social platform where you will use the proxy. For this sample, we’ll have it changed to https://www.instagram.com
4. You can see whether the proxy was successful in establishing a Valid connection or whether a proxy error occurred under the STATUS header. You will also see a response time next to it which is measured in milliseconds. The lower the value here, the better.
💡 If you encounter a proxy error, make sure the Proxy IP:Port, Proxy Username, and Proxy Pass boxes contain the appropriate proxy information.
5. Once you receive a Valid status after verifying the proxy, you can add the proxy to an account by choosing the account/s from the drop-down box under the Social Profiles header and clicking the ADD button.
6. You can go to the Social Profiles tab and verify the account after assigning the proxy to the account.
7. Additional options
- If you want the status of the account to remain VALID when changing proxies, select the option to Keep accounts valid when changing the account proxy.
- In the event that no proxy is connected to your Instagram account, Do not allow accounts to run without a proxy will prevent it from performing any actions. You can use this when you change account proxies and you don’t want API calls to be made until after the proxy has been changed.
Instead of adding proxies one at a time, you can create a file and import multiple proxies at once. Just make sure you import files in the appropriate format. To get the CSV format, click on EXPORT PROXIES. Once you’re ready with the import file, click on IMPORT PROXIES and import the said file (make sure that the file is closed before importing).
More Details on the Proxy Manager tab
Here are a few time-saving options you can use in the Proxy Manager tab after going over the specifics of adding a proxy:
- TAG – when you have several proxies added in the Proxy Manager tab, sorting them out could be a pain, hence adding a tag to the proxy would do the trick
- VERIFY ALL PROXIES – When you need to verify all proxies, especially if you’ve imported proxies, click this button.
- VERIFY SELECTED PROXIES – useful when you only want to verify multiple specific proxies you selected.
- RESET FAILURES – the failures count for the selected proxies will reset to zero.
- SPLIT ACCOUNTS TO UNUSED PROXIES – It is simple to split proxies that aren’t being used. The number of accounts per proxy, the option to split only accounts with one of the following tagnames, and/or the option to split only to proxies with a particular tagname can all be configured.
Adding a proxy to your social media account is a simple process that can be done through the Proxy Manager tab in SU Social. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can add and verify your proxy credentials and assign them to your social media accounts, helping to protect them from being flagged as suspicious. With the additional time-saving features available in the Proxy Manager tab, managing your proxies has never been easier.