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Does our Hosted EZproxy prefix start with HTTP or HTTPS

Applies to
  • EZproxy All Versions
Resolution

Both HTTP and HTTPS are valid URLs for EZproxy. EZproxy intelligently switches between HTTP and HTTPS depending on the options selected in your config.txt.

If Option ForceHTTPSLogin is selected all authentication will use an HTTPS URL

The final URL will be determined by the URL after the URL= in the link.

Assuming Option ForceHTTPSLogin is in use the following example can be used.

 

When using an HTTPS URL as destination:

 https://ezproxy.instuitution.edu/login?url=https://vendor.domain.com 
 will result in 
 https://login.ezproxy.institution.edu for authentication 
 then a final URL of 
 https://vendor-domain-com.ezproxy.institution.edu

Alternately if using an HTTP URL as a destination:

 https://ezproxy.instuitution.edu/login?url=http://vendor.domain.com 
 will result in 
 https://login.ezproxy.institution.edu for authentication 
 then a final URL of 
 http://vendor.domain.com.ezproxy.institution.edu
Additional Information

Option ForceHTTPSLogin

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