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EZproxy 5.6.3 now available

The library community’s leading authentication and access solution has been enhanced again.

A new incremental release, EZproxy 5.6.3 resolves several issues identified in EZproxy 5.6 related to the Linux build and Shibboleth running on the Windows platform. Bug fixes for 5.6.3 include the following:

  • An incompatibility with recent 64-bit Linux kernels caused EZproxy to fail on those systems. Error messages similar to the ones below would appear in the messages.txt file. V5.6.3 resolves this problem.

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(31): OPTON ProxyByHoostname

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(35): LOGINORRT 80

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(43): OPTON AllowHTTPPLogin

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(44): OPTON ForceHTTPPSLogin

  • On the Windows platform, EZproxy V5.6.1 would sometimes crash and restart when receiving a Shibboleth assertion, without sending a message to describe why the crash was occurring. V5.6.3 resolves the underlying problem.

A note about EZproxy 6.0

EZproxy v6.0 will be the first release to use a revamped compile and build process. This new process will streamline development and provide the infrastructure needed to support enhancements such as IP V6.

As part of this process transition, we are looking for beta testers of EZproxy v6.0 for each supported platform—Windows, Linux and Solaris. Please e-mail to participate.

EZproxy Hosted service is available

A hosted version of EZproxy is available. Libraries that subscribe to the hosted version are automatically and seamlessly upgraded with each new release of the service. They also enjoy 24 x 7 x 365 support for off-site authentication of electronic content with no servers or IT infrastructure required.

Upgrade now

We encourage you to upgrade to EZproxy 5.6.3 or move to the hosted version to stay current with the latest features. Please review the enhancements page and upgrade at your earliest convenience.