A Web Proxy Source allows you to connect to any asset that is addressable through a publicly-available URL. You provide the entire URL of the original asset (Origin Image)[/best-practices/what-is-an-origin-image] in the path of the imgix request.

Setting Up Your Web Proxy Source

  1. Go to the Sources page in the imgix dashboard and click the New Source button.

  2. Select Web Proxy from the Source Type dropdown. There are no parameters for the Web Proxy Source type. Screenshot-Web proxy source setup

  3. Name the Subdomain you'd like to use as the base URL for your assets.

    Note: The subdomain name you choose is unique to your Source and can't be re-used. If you're setting up a Source with a lot of customization (particularly a Custom Domain), choose the name you plan to use going forward.

    • If the Video API is enabled, name the Subdomain you'd like to use as the base URL for the Video API. This subdomain is also unique and cannot be re-used.

  4. Click the Save button. Your Source will be queued for deployment and you will be directed to the Source Details page.


All Web Proxy Sources require URL signing, unlike the other Source types where it is optional (note that the Secure URLs box is checked and uneditable in the screen shot above). For information on securely signing imgix URLs, please see the Securing Assets guide.

Advanced Settings

See the Advanced Source Settings for information about setting up custom domains, defaults, and cache TTL options.

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