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EZproxy 5.7 now available

 

New features added to EZproxy 5.7 increase the system’s flexibility for additional local control, including the following:

  • A new config.txt option, MimeFilter has been added to allow EZproxy to determine which object types should support URL rewriting. This way, libraries can have finer-grained control over what content types (javascript, pdf, text or HTML) are being rewritten, allowing greater flexibility in configuring access to e-content.
  • In the admin server status screen, a checkbox for location has been added. If checked and geolocation is configured, the display includes relevant geolocation information for all session on the status screen. By including location, library staff can now see where their users are located when accessing e-content.
  • When using LDAP authentication, expressions are now accepted for the BindUser and BindPassword directives. This change allows EZproxy administrators to use more complex expressions to derive bind usernames and bind passwords, enabling the use of LDAP without requiring a separate account for the EZproxy server. For example, the following LDAP authentication example is now supported.
::LDAP
BindUser -expr login:user . "@library.com"
BindPassword -expr login:pass
DisableReferralChasing
URL ldaps://ldap.library.com/DC=library,DC=com?sAMAccountName?sub?(objectClass=person)
IfUnauthenticated; Stop
IfUser doe; Admin
/LDAP

  • EZproxy now supports the range of cipher options using the SSLCipherSuite syntax and options supported in the Apache Web server, giving you more control over security settings with EZproxy. Use the configuration statement SSLCipherSuite to specify the cipher options, or note the previous cipher-related options can still be used. For example:
SSLCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:LOW:EXP:!ADH:!aNULL
  • Many general bug fixes and additional security issues were also addressed in this release.

 

Upgrade now

We encourage you to upgrade to EZproxy 5.7 to stay current with the latest features. Please review the enhancements page and upgrade at your earliest convenience.