With EZproxy, you can:
EZproxy is easy to set up and maintain. It connects to a wide variety of authentication services (including LDAP, SIP, CAS and Shibboleth). Your users connect to EZproxy, then it connects on their behalf to your library's licensed databases to obtain webpages and sends them back to your users. Once you register the EZproxy server address with your database vendor, the vendor sees the requests as coming from an authorized IP address and therefore permits access.
OCLC offers two versions of EZproxy: a stand-alone version that your library manages, and a hosted version that OCLC maintains for you.
- The stand-alone version is available for servers running on Linux, Solaris (x86) and Windows®
- EZproxy hosted service includes all of the hardware and software components needed, as well as all back-ups, automatic system and software upgrades, and defined customization and implementation services. It is the first step for OCLC member libraries to implement a single, simple electronic content solution. That solution includes EZproxy hosted service, WorldCat knowledge base, licensed resource management and integrated link resolution.