Setting up an Invisible Proxy for Thick Clients

Adam C
2 min readApr 17, 2020


  • Burp
  • Burp machine’s IP address <burp IP>
  • Notepad /w administrator privileges.
  • URL the thick client is communicating with. <url>


  1. Open the hosts file on the machine with the thick client. Open it as administrator:
  2. In the hosts file add the following:
    <burp IP> <url>
  3. Open burp and go to options to set up the proxy.
  • Click support invisible proxying.
  • Export the certificate and install it on the host with the thick client. (Just double clicking it)
Hosts file on Windows.
The burp IP is the specific address.
Support invisible proxying option in burp.
Exporting the certificate.