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Overview

A proxy server is a computer that acts as an intermediary between a remote user and the electronic resources available at a particular institution. When a user logs in via proxy, it forwards requests to the library's licensed resources, making it appear as if the user is working on-campus and therefore coming from a valid IP address.

Proxy servers must be configured to work with ARTstor.

Accessing ARTstor through a proxy

Many institutions have a proxy that users can log in to to access digital resources, such as ARTstor. Most schools will have a login to this proxy from their library website. If you are unsure whether your institution has a proxy or how to access it, please contact your library for more information.


Proxy settings

EZProxy

If you are using EZProxy 5.0c or earlier, please use the following text for your ARTstor entry in the configuration file:

  • NeverProxy viewer.artstor.org
  • NeverProxy viewer2.artstor.org
  • AnonymousUrl +*.jar
  • AnonymousUrl +*.gif
  • AnonymousUrl +*.class
  • AnonymousUrl +*.jpg
  • Title ARTstor
  • URL http://www.artstor.org
  • Host library.artstor.org
  • AnonymousUrl -*

If you are using EZProxy 5.0c and later, or if ADL failed to load with your first configuration, please use the following text for your ARTstor entry in the configuration file:

  • NeverProxy viewer.artstor.org
  • NeverProxy viewer2.artstor.org
  • AnonymousUrl +*.jar
  • AnonymousUrl +*.gif
  • AnonymousUrl +*.class
  • AnonymousUrl +*.jpg
  • T ARTstor
  • U http://www.artstor.org
  • D artstor.org
  • AnonymousUrl -*


Restart your EZProxy server for the changes to take effect.

Innovative

For Innovative, please see that you have WAM forward table entries for these three hosts:

  • www.artstor.org
  • library.artstor.org
  • web2.artstor.org

DO NOT create a wildcard entry, such as *.artstor.org. Please be sure to NEVER PROXY viewer.artstor.org and viewer2.artstor.org.

Helpful hint

If remote access is working fine at your institution, you may want to consider having two links from your library website for ARTstor: one for on-campus use (that goes directly to ARTstor) and one for off-campus access (that routes users through your proxy server). ARTstor's response time is greatly enhanced by direct access.