🔗 Caching Adobe Products and Updates
by Yuri Voinov
Significant portion of users and offices uses Adobe products throughout the world. Therefore, the question of caching these downloads confronts every administrator caching proxy. Unfortunately, Adobe’s own reasons, has taken a number of steps, very difficult not only caching, but simply downloading their products through Squid. We consider here a few workaround ways, showing how it is possible to provide downloading of the products of this company in principle.
These configuration examples are used to download Adobe products via a proxy server using SSL Bump.
Since an increasing number of Web sites, for various reasons - as a reasonable and not too intelligent, passes under HTTPS, and Adobe in this case is no exception, most of the downloads carried out in a tunnel. Moreover, modern Web downloaders from Adobe uses SSL pinning. Thus, only the downloader loading itself can be cached. In addition, at the present time (September 2016) only the updates downloaded Adobe products via the web, using HTTP protocol and can be (do not know how long will this possibility) cached using Squid. The bad news, but it is something for which all that are actively fighting.
🔗 Squid Configuration File
To make it possible, in principle, download Adobe products through a proxy, paste the configuration file like this:
# SSL bump rules acl DiscoverSNIHost at_step SslBump1 acl NoSSLIntercept ssl::server_name_regex -i "/usr/local/squid/etc/acl.url.nobump" ssl_bump peek DiscoverSNIHost ssl_bump splice NoSSLIntercept ssl_bump bump all
Paste to /usr/local/squid/etc/acl.url.nobump next sites:
# Adobe updates (web installation) # This requires to splice due to SSL-pinned web-downloader (get|platformdl|fpdownload|ardownload[0-9])\.adobe\.com
Please note, this sites is required to download Adobe Flash and Adobe Acrobat Reader - the most common Adobe products.
To ensure that caching updates, and Web downloader themselves, also add the following lines to the configuration:
# Other setups and updates refresh_pattern -i \.(zip|[g|b]z2?|exe|ms[i|p]|cvd|cdiff|mar)$ 43200 100% 129600 reload-into-ims
As we have informed by Adobe, download standalone product installers will be discontinued in September 2016 and will continue to take place exclusively through the web downloader. Thus, the previous Squid’s configurations Squid to caching Adobe downloads will be useless.
:information_source: Note: Adobe downloader does not like when for pinned connections your proxy start stare. It interrupts downloading updates immediately. So, avoid staring in any form. This means your squid.conf should **not** use the [ssl_bump](http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/config/ssl_bump) **stare** action for Adobe traffic.
⚠️ Disclaimer: Any example presented here is provided "as-is" with no support or guarantee of suitability. If you have any further questions about these examples please email the squid-users mailing list.
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