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Why does my proxied URL have dashes?

Applies to
  • EZproxy Proxy-By-Hostname

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

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


Example URL:

EZproxy rewritten URL:
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