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About the New Proxy Server: Proxy Server Updates

Information and FAQs about the new proxy server.

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Why the change?

After reviewing the functionality of the current proxy server and alternative tools, EZproxy was selected to replace our previous proxy server. This tool offers more integration with other research tools, such as citation managers.

As before, you will still need to authenticate as a current URI student, faculty, or staff member to access URI's online resources from off-campus.

We would appreciate reports of any problems that you have with the new system.


Below are some brief answers to common questions about the change, and accessing resources. If you need more assistance, please contact the Info & Research Help desk using the options on either side of this page.


What does the new login page look like?


How do I log in to access databases and online resources?

With the new authentication method, you will be asked for your e-Campus username and Sakai/wireless/LDAP password when you attempt to access library resources from off campus.

During our brief period of transition, some resources may still ask for your name and Library Barcode. This will work in these cases.


Do I still use my URI ID to log in?

Only during this transition phase. Eventually the ID will only be needed for checking out library materials, checking your library record, and requesting books and articles from other libraries.


What if I can't get in?

If you need help, please contact the Info & Research Help Desk. If you do not have an e-Campus username and Sakai/Wireless/LDAP password, and are affiliated with the University, please contact Associate Professor Brian Gallagher, Access Services Librarian, at (401) 874-9524 or, or contact Sandy Sheldon, Head of Circulation, at (401) 874-8635 or


What effect will this have on links to articles or databases I have saved on my computer, in Sakai, or my citation manager?

You will need to change the URLs or addresses that you have saved.

Here is how the links appear under the current proxy server:

Here is how links should appear using the new proxy server:

Here are the steps to change the links manually:

  1. Remove the 0- and the from the original URL

    1. Original URL:

    2. Modified URL:

  2. Insert before the remaining information

    1. New URL:

Changing Library Resource URLs

EZproxy troubleshooting guide for staff

Library staff: You may wish to consult the Troubleshooting EZproxy guide which will assist you in diagnosing EZproxy problems.

About this guide...

This guide was created by Amanda Izenstark and Andrée Rathemacher, 3/2014.


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