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:
- First Steps with Fiddler Everywhere on Windows
- First Steps with Fiddler Everywhere on macOS
- First Steps with Fiddler Everywhere on Linux
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:
- First Steps on Windows (Installing Fiddler Everywhere on Your Machine)
- First Steps on macOS (Installing Fiddler Everywhere on Your Machine)
- First Steps on Linux (Installing Fiddler Everywhere on Your Machine)
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:
- First Steps on Windows (Creating Your Fiddler Account)
- First Steps on macOS (Creating Your Fiddler Account)
- First Steps on Linux (Creating Your Fiddler Account)
To directly sign in with your Google account, perform the following steps:
- Launch the Fiddler Everywhere client.
- Select Sign in with Google and authenticate on the Google Authentication page.
- 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.
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:
- First Steps on Windows (Trusting the Root Certificate)
- First Steps on macOS (Trusting the Root Certificate)
- First Steps on Linux (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:
- Troubleshooting macOS Trust Certificate Issues
- Manually Installing the Root Certificate on Windows
- Installing the Root Certificate on Linux in Firefox
- Configuring Fiddler Everywhere on Fedora, CentOS, or RedHat
- Configuring Java Applications alongside 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:
- Start Fiddler Everywhere.
- 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.
- Fiddler Everywhere will restart and automatically update to the latest version.