Libraries

EZproxy Server Host Updates

WIU Libraries' EZproxy system enables authenticated, WIU-affiliated users access to library subscription resources 24/7 from any Web-acessible location (note: use a current browser; both Cookies and Javascript must be enabled).

EZproxy server host/domain updates are performed on a weekly basis (generally Mondays), after fresh SFX journal title profiles are loaded by CARLI. Infrequently, but on occasion, an authorized domain/host will receive activation before the EZproxy update is applied. WIU users who receive an error message regarding a Host that needs to be added (example shown below) should paste the error message in an email to library@wiu.edu.


Example

		To allow http://www.abc123.com to be used in a starting point URL, your EZproxy administrator must    
		first authorize the hostname of this URL in the config.txt file.

                Within this database's section of config.txt, either the following line must be added:

                Host www.abc123.com

                or, alternatively, a RedirectSafe for this host or domain may be appropriate.

                After editing config.txt, the EZproxy server must be restarted to make changes take effect.