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123Library

2014-06-05

In order to provide access to resources that use https, your EZproxy server must be configured with an SSL certificate.

Title 123Library
URL https://www.123library.org

Important: Note the “https”.  If you use “http”, you will encounter errors.

Note: There is no Host or Domain line. This is deliberate and intentional. 123Library uses a CDN (content delivery network) that requires other hosts on the 123library.org domain. These should not be proxied. The only URL you need to proxy for authentication purposes is the one given above.

You must ensure that your installation of EZproxy is set up for SSL, and for proxy by hostname. The relevant lines in your EZproxy config.txt will look something like this:

Name ezproxy.my-institution.ac.uk
Option ProxyByHostname
LoginPort 80
LoginPortSSL 443

Finally, you will need to ensure that your DNS zone file includes records similar to the following, which are required in order to allow EZproxy to proxy by hostname. If you already use EZproxy for other services, this has probably already been done by your domain administrator:

*.ezproxy 3600 IN A 111.222.333.444
ezproxy 3600 IN A 111.222.333.444

In this example, 111.222.333.444 is the IP address of the server on which you have installed EZproxy.

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