Installation and Update

This article provides additional information related to the installation of Fiddler Everywhere and of its root certificate as well as lists the available options for logging into the tool and updating it.

The step-by-step tutorials for getting up and running with Fiddler Everywhere are:

Installing Fiddler Everywhere

As Fiddler Everywhere is a cross-platform web-debugging proxy, which is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, you need to follow the respective approach for installing the tool.

The installation options of Fiddler Everywhere for each platform are part of the getting started step-by-step tutorials:

Logging In with Your Account

Signing in is mandatory for both commercial and trial Fiddler Everywhere users. To sign up to Fiddler Everywhere, you can either create a Fiddler account or use an existing Google account.

To crate a Fiddler account, refer to the following getting started step-by-step tutorials, which provide detailed instructions on the topic:

To directly sign in with your Google account, perform the following steps:

  1. Launch the Fiddler Everywhere client.
  2. Select Sign in with Google and authenticate on the Google Authentication page.
  3. After you successfully sign up, choose whether you want to become a trial user or purchase a subscription plan by selecting either the Start Free Trial or the BUY NOW link.

Installing the Root Certificate

By default, the Fiddler Everywhere client intercepts insecure (HTTP) traffic only and requires an account with administrative rights to capture secure (HTTPS) traffic. To enable the capturing and decrypting of HTTPS traffic, you need to explicitly install a root trust certificate.

The following getting started step-by-step tutorials provide detailed instructions on trusting the root certificate:

For more information on handling various issues that may occur when installing the Fiddler Everywhere root certificate, refer to the Knowledge Base articles. Some of the most common scenarios are:

Updating Fiddler Everywhere

Fiddler Everywhere versions 1.1.0 and later support predefined OS proxy settings for direct Internet access. If your system accesses the Internet through a predefined proxy, make sure you have the latest version of Fiddler Everywhere.

To update Fiddler Everywhere to its latest version:

  1. Start Fiddler Everywhere.
  2. From the main menu, choose Help > Check for Update. If a later version is available, a notification will ask you to confirm that you want to download and install it.
  3. Fiddler Everywhere will restart and automatically update to the latest version.
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