Asana is a work management platform that helps teams stay on track and organize their projects for easier project management and for them to safely hit their deadlines. It is widely popular with millions of users around the world. One of the biggest reasons it’s popular is that its automation features and integrations are the best in the business. It’s accessible for web browsers and mobile devices with an available free plan and an upgraded plan with modest pricing for teams with larger numbers.
Thousands of companies have conversed and exchanged data on Asana. Without proper protection, these conversations and data are all vulnerable to MITM or man-in-the-middle attacks. The best way to protect all of this information would be through proxies.
Proxies act as a gateway between your device and the internet. This hides your IP address and any of your digital footprints from all the websites you’ll be visiting or online applications you’re using. Proxies will also prevent hackers or anyone with malicious intent from tracking you and keeps your online activities properly safeguarded.
The best Asana proxies to use would be either residential proxies or datacenter proxies depending on what you want. If you want more security then residential proxies would be the best for you and if you want speed and a faster connection, datacenter proxies are the way to go.
Let’s set up an Asana proxy server!
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using for Asana is set to automatically copy your computer’s proxy settings. Google Chrome automatically does this, so it’s recommended to use it.
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
To configure an Asana app’s proxy server, simply configure your phone’s proxy server settings. Any of your phone’s web browsers would automatically copy it’s settings. This is applicable for both Android and IOS. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now set up a proxy server for Asana! When you visit Asana or any website for the first time after this, a pop-up window will appear asking for your login credentials.