Admins, Remote Access: EZproxy Single Sign On (SSO)

EZproxy Single Sign On (SSO) works very well with ebrary sites and offers two distinct advantages over a standard proxy approach:
  1. Response time is much better because SSO is a hand-off approach, whereas with a standard proxy approach every command and response passes through the proxy server.
  2. Users have just one username and password to deal with.  Users sign in through your proxy server for both remote access and to sign in to their personal ebrary account.
Three requirements of your proxy server to use this approach:
  1. Your proxy server must require a unique login for each person.  That is, every user has their own username and password or barcode instead of everyone logging on as, for example, “student”.
  2. Once a user logs in through the proxy, a unique identifier for that user must be passed on.  That is, users aren't all called "cgi-user" or something once they are logged on.
  3. You need to be running at least version 4.0 of EZproxy.
An overview of how EZproxy SSO works: Setting up EZproxy SSO: