Change to linking to library resources in online units

ACU Library is transitioning from EZproxy to use OpenAthens for remote authentication to Library resources from July 2022. This means that some links to articles, ebooks, ebook chapters, and databases will need to be updated.

The OpenAthens single sign-on for authentication is more flexible, secure, and reliable than the current EZproxy IP based service.

What do I need to do?
  • If you use Leganto reading lists or Library search links, you don’t need to do anything.
  • Links created using EZproxy will need to be updated. You are looking for links that have ezproxy, ezproxy1, ezproxy2 or ezproxy3 anywhere in the URL.
  • Start updating now using our OpenAthens link generator/converter.
  • Check all links in your LEO or Canvas units before the beginning of Semester 2 and update any that no longer work.
  • We will run EZProxy in parallel with OpenAthens until the end of 2022 so some EZproxy links will continue to work until then. They will all need to be updated for 2023.

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