proxy python requests through burp

Proxy Python Requests Through Burp

If you are working on web application security testing, you might need to proxy your Python requests through Burp to intercept the traffic and analyze it. Here are two ways to do it:

Method 1: Set up Burp as a proxy at the Operating System level

In this method, you will configure your operating system to use Burp as a proxy. This will affect all the applications that use the system proxy settings, including Python requests.

  1. Open Burp and go to the "Proxy" tab.
  2. Click on the "Options" sub-tab.
  3. Note down the "Proxy listener" settings. By default, the address is "" and the port is "8080".
  4. Open your operating system settings and go to the network settings.
  5. Set up a system proxy using the settings you noted down from Burp.
  6. Now, when you send Python requests, they will be intercepted by Burp automatically.

Method 2: Use the "requests" library's proxies parameter

In this method, you will set up a proxy for Python requests specifically, using the "requests" library's "proxies" parameter.

import requests

proxies = {
  'http': '',
  'https': '',

response = requests.get('', proxies=proxies)

In the code above, we set up a "proxies" dictionary with the proxy settings. We use "http" and "https" keys to specify the proxy URLs for the respective protocols. Then, we pass this dictionary to the "get" method of the "requests" library.

Note that the proxy URLs are set to "" and "". These are the default settings for Burp's proxy listener. If you have changed them, make sure to update the URLs accordingly.

Using this method, you can also set up authentication for the proxy by including the username and password in the proxy URL. For example:

proxies = {
  'http': 'http://username:[email protected]:8080',
  'https': 'https://username:[email protected]:8080',

With these methods, you can easily proxy your Python requests through Burp for web application security testing.