pub const PROXY_AUTHENTICATE: HeaderName;
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Defines the authentication method that should be used to gain access to a proxy.

Unlike www-authenticate, the proxy-authenticate header field applies only to the next outbound client on the response chain. This is because only the client that chose a given proxy is likely to have the credentials necessary for authentication. However, when multiple proxies are used within the same administrative domain, such as office and regional caching proxies within a large corporate network, it is common for credentials to be generated by the user agent and passed through the hierarchy until consumed. Hence, in such a configuration, it will appear as if Proxy-Authenticate is being forwarded because each proxy will send the same challenge set.

The proxy-authenticate header is sent along with a 407 Proxy Authentication Required.