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Upgrading your EZproxy to latest version on the same server

  • Upgrading EZproxy to latest version on the same server.
Applies to
  • Any version of EZproxy.

Short introduction or instructions to follow these steps:

  1. First you will need to download the proper flavor, please see this link
  2. Go to the command prompt  and change to the EZproxy directory=> Please stop EZproxy from running. At the prompt TYPE:                                                                    ezproxy -sr hit the  'Enter' key (Windows)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ./ezproxy -sr  hit the 'Enter' key (linux)   

  3. Rename the current ezproxy.exe OR ezproxy.bin file (linux) to another name.


  4. Rename the new downloaded file of EZproxy to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ezproxy.exe (Windows)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ezproxy.bin (linux)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  5. Double click on the new ezproxy executable file
  6. You will need to run the ezproxy command from the command prompt

       ezproxy -k XXXXX  hit the 'Enter' key (Windows)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ./ezproxy -k XXXXX hit the 'Enter' key (linux)

"REPLACE THE XXXXX with your actual WSKey"

7. Pleas run the following command to run EZproxy as a Service from the command prompt

       ezproxy -si hit the 'Enter' key  (Windows)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ./ezproxy -si  hit the 'Enter' key (linux)

8. You will be prompted to enter the following at the command prompt

      net start ezproxy hit the 'Enter' key (Windows)

      ./net ezproxy hit the 'Enter' key (linux)

9. EZproxy should be running as a Service and upgraded to the new version.


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