EBL

EBL has two options for remote access - Single Sign On or Patron Login + EZproxy. Add the database stanza that corresponds with your method.

Single Sign On

EBL single sign on requires the following database stanza in config.txt:

Title -hide Ebook Central reroute
NeverProxy ebookcentral.proquest.com
NeverProxy YOURSITE.ebookcentral.proquest.com
NeverProxy acs.ebookcentral.proquest.com

Replace YOURSITE with the YOURSITE name provided by ProQuest. If you have questions about this, please contact ProQuest support.

Patron Login + EZproxy

EBL patron login + EZproxy requires the following database stanza in config.txt:

Title Ebook Central Proxied
URL https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/YOURSITE
HJ http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/YOURSITE
DJ ebookcentral.proquest.com
NeverProxy acs.ebookcentral.proquest.com

Replace YOURSITE with the YOURSITE name provided by ProQuest. If you have questions about this, please contact ProQuest support.

EBL Migration to Ebook Central

If you have an existing subscription to EBL that is being migrated to the Ebook Central site, first determine if you are using Single Sign On or Patron Login + EZproxy, then follow the steps for that option.

Single Sign On

Use this option if you were using a shared secret as part of your stanza for EBL. With this setup, your users are automatically signed in to their personal accounts when they access EBL through EZproxy and can create and save bookshelves.

  1. In config.txt, move your existing stanza, which should include a line like EBLSecret ###________###, before any ExcludeIP. This option is NOT compatible with AutoLoginIP lines; you cannot have any AutoLoginIP directives in config.txt if you are using this option. If you are not sure what this stanza looks like, find it under EBL Legacy Stanza below.

  2. Add the following Ebook Central stanza below your EBL stanza. Replace YOUTSITE with the site ID contained in your migration paperwork.
    Title -hide Ebook Central reroute
    NeverProxy ebookcentral.proquest.com
    NeverProxy YOURSITE.ebookcentral.proquest.com
    NeverProxy acs.ebookcentral.proquest.com
    YOURSITE for EBL is usually the same as your Ebook Central YOURSITE, (please confirm YOURSITE name in your migration paperwork from ProQuest as your current YOURSITE may have changed) so you will not need to change the URL line of your stanza or any of your starting point URLs to access this resource as long as the stanza is located in the correct place in your config.txt file.

  3. Continue to use your existing starting point URLs until ProQuest confirms migration is complete. At this time, you can update your starting point URLs to include target URLs from the new Ebook Central stanza added in step two.

Note: If you use the kb to manage your MARC records for ProQuest ebooks, make sure you DO NOT remove the old stanza until 14 days after your migration date. This will keep redirects functioning until enough time has passed to ensure that you have updated your local MARC records to point to the new platform. After your MARC records have been updated, you can remove the old stanza. If you have questions contact OCLC Support.

Patron Login + EZproxy

Use this option if your users must log in to EBL after they access the site through EZproxy.

  1. Leave your existing EBL stanza as is. It can be placed anywhere in config.txt.

  2. Add the following Ebook Central stanza below your EBL stanza. Replace YOURSITE with the site ID contained in your migration paperwork.
    Title Ebook Central Proxied
    URL https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/YOURSITE
    HJ http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/YOURSITE
    DJ ebookcentral.proquest.com
    NeverProxy acs.ebookcentral.proquest.com
    YOURSITE for EBL is usually the same as your Ebook Central YOURSITE, (please confirm YOURSITE name in your migration paperwork from ProQuest as your current YOURSITE may have changed) so you will not need to change the URL line of your stanza or any of your starting point URLs to access this resource as long as the stanza is located in the correct place in your config.txt file.

  3. Continue to use your existing starting point URLs until ProQuest confirms migration is complete. At this time, you can update your starting point URLs to include target URLs from the new Ebook Central stanza added in step two.

Note: If you use the kb to manage your MARC records for ProQuest ebooks, make sure you DO NOT remove the old stanza until 14 days after your migration date. This will keep redirects functioning until enough time has passed to ensure that you have updated your local MARC records to point to the new platform. After your MARC records have been updated, you can remove the old stanza. If you have questions contact OCLC Support.

EBL Legacy Stanza

This stanza must be kept in place along with your new stanza until migration is complete to ensure continued access to all of your subscribed resources.

Title EBL
AllowVars u
EncryptVar u astringyoupick
EBLSecret ###____####
URL http://www.YOURSITE.eblib.com
HJ http://YOURSITE.eblib.com
DJ eblib.com

In this example, astringyoupick is used to encrypt the user information you send to EBL. This string can be a series of numbers, letters and/or characters of your choosing. Be sure to also replace YOURSITE with your unique identifier provided to you by EBL.

Replace ####____#### with the password provided by EBL.

EBL requires a unique and consistent identifier, which can be provided via the EZproxy system. For this reason, EZproxy should be configured to appear for both on and off-campus users accessing EBL resources for the first time in a session. Often times, this requires moving the EBL stanza above any ExcludeIP (E) lines or after any Include (I) directive.