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Why does my proxied URL have dashes?

Applies to
  • EZproxy Proxy-By-Hostname
Answer

The answer has to do with how EZproxy handles https URLs.

The "dashes" are used when processing an https URL so the entire hostname (https://www.somedb.com/) will be translated to one host www-somedb-com.  This allows the wildcard certificate on your server (*. ezproxy.institution.edu) to be used to maintain HTTPS connectivity without browser warnings.

 

Example URL: https://ezproxy.institution.edu/login?url=https://www.somedb.com

EZproxy rewritten URL:  https://www-somedb-com.ezproxy.institution.edu/
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