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Database Authentication Upgrade

by Jim LeFager 8/13/2014 12:40:00 PM

Over the summer the Library has been working with IS to upgrade our EZproxy server to a new server environment.  This server authenticates DePaul University users so that they can access library resources from both on and off campus.  This upgrade also included an update to wireless access points so that users on a DePaul University wireless network will no longer have to login to access electronic resources.  As part of the upgrade, there will be a new url used when accessing electronic resources,  For instructors who have included links to library resources in a syllabus or other course materials, we recommend updating any links to include the new proxy url. 

To assist with this process, we have updated our persistent link tool to replace any instance of the old CheckUrl prefix to the new proxy url.  

Persistent Link Tool

This new proxy url will appear in library systems and web platforms beginning this week including WorldCat Local, Research Guides, Ares Course Reserves and the library website.  We have also worked with Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) to update any links with the D2L system to use the new EZproxy url.  While we will be updating our pages and system to use the new link, any urls that use the previous proxy url will continue to work through the Winter Quarter.  After reviewing usage, we will look to deactivate this url at the start of the Spring Quarter.  

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