How to Create EZproxy Links

How to Create EZproxy Links

It is very easy to configure EZproxy links.

  1. Find your EZproxy URL here.
  2. Add the direct link to your resource (database, journal, or article) to the end of the EZproxy URL.
  3. That’s it! The link you created will provide access to the resource both inside and outside of your IP address range.

Example
Let’s say that Millersville wishes to make an direct link for an EBSCO article. Millersville will find the direct link to the article on EBSCO’s website:
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=21290397&loginpage=login.asp&site=ehost&scope=site
Millersville will append that link to the end of Millersville’s EZproxy URL:
http://navigator-millersville.passhe.edu/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=21290397&loginpage=login.asp&site=ehost&scope=site

How to Create EZproxy Links for use in Blackboard

It is now possible to create EZproxy Links which will bypass the Patron Authentication System authentication prompt when placed in the Blackboard Learning Management system.

  1. When your patrons click on the link within Blackboard, they will gain direct access to the resource and they will not be prompted to reauthenticate.
    • If your patrons access the link outside of the Blackboard system, they will be prompted for their Blackboard username and password to authenticate.
  2. Find your Blackboard EZproxy URL on this page.
  3. Add the direct link to your resource (database, journal, or article) to the end of the Blackboard EZproxy URL.
  4. That’s it! You can post the link you created in Blackboard. It will provide direct access to the resource both inside and outside of your IP address range.

Example
Let’s say that Millersville wishes to make an direct link for an EBSCO article. Millersville will find the direct link to the article on EBSCO’s website:
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=21290397&loginpage=login.asp&site=ehost&scope=site
Millersville will append that link to the end of Millersville’s Blackboard Ezproxy URL:
http://navigator-millersville.passhe.edu/login?auth=millersville&url=http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=21290397&loginpage=login.asp&site=ehost&scope=site

 

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