This example assumes your QUOTAGUARD_URL environment variable is set and contains your unique connection string. 

urllib2 is a basic library used for HTTP communication in Python and uses environment variables to set a proxy service.


In your application initialization you should set the http_proxy variable to match the QUOTAGUARD_URL.


# Assign QuotaGuard to your environment's http_proxy variable 

os.environ['http_proxy'] = os.environ['QUOTAGUARD_URL']


To test in the Python interpreter


import urllib2, os
os.environ['http_proxy'] = os.environ['QUOTAGUARD_URL']
url = ''
proxy = urllib2.ProxyHandler()
opener = urllib2.build_opener(proxy)
in_ =
res =
print res


If you have questions, or if this solution doesn’t work or fit your use case, please reach out to us at Support so we can help figure it out with you.

Working with sensitive data, like HIPAA, Financial, or Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? 
    Then you will want to check out our QuotaGuard Shield solution, it's the same as QuotaGuard Static, but with stronger end to end security for your requests. We can also help migrate current Static customers to Shield for free, just reach out to us at Support to request assistance.