IP Address Authentication – EBSCO admin
IP Address Authentication
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IP address authentication is the traditional method of identifying
users requesting access to vendor databases. Users gain access based on their
computer or site IP address (numerical address), eliminating the need for user
IDs and passwords. Since only the library’s EBSCOhost
administrator can add a user’s IP address using EBSCOadmin,
this ensures that access is limited.
Click the Authentication Tab.
From the drop-down lists on the toolbar, select the site you want to work
Click the IP Address Sub-Tab.
Click the Add IP Address Link.
From the drop-down list, select the Group ID.
In the IP Address field, enter your new IP address. You can either
enter a single IP address or a range of IP addresses. For example: 123. 65. 7. 12
or 123. 12-23
The list of IP addresses appears with your new IP address displayed.
You can modify the IP address for any user group by clicking
on the linked IP address in the IP Address list.
To delete an IP range, click the Delete IP Range Link,
enter the range of IP addresses, and click Submit.
If a proxy server is in use, its IP address must be entered.
Private Internet IP addresses (per RFC 1918) cannot be entered.
You can upload all of your IP addresses to EBSCOadmin
from a delimited text. The base EBSCOhost
URL for this authentication scheme is
You can also direct your users to a specific profile
by adding a profile ID to the end of the URL. (For example,
identifies one of your profiles. )
Consortia only: You may want to authenticate patrons using a pool of
shared IP addresses, then provide access for the member sites by customer ID.
In this case, add the customer ID to the end of the URL.
identifies your library’s customer ID within EBSCOadmin. )
We will first authenticate the IP address and then check the custid specified
on the URL.
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Proxy Server – What They Are & How to Use – What Is My IP Address
Learn what a proxy is and the risks involved.
You may not know it (and once you do not know it, it may not bother you), but every time you reach out to a website or connect with anyone online, your online connection gives your computer “address” to the site/person you’re connecting with.
Why? So that you the other end knows how to send information (a Web page, email, etc. ) back to your computer…to you. That address is your public IP address. IP stands for Internet Protocol. Want to see yours right now? Just go here to our home page and it will be there.
Without an IP address, you wouldn’t be able to do any Internet/online activity and others online wouldn’t be able to reach you. It is how you connect to the world.
Where does your IP address come from?
You can thank your Internet Service Provider (AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, etc. ) for your IP address at home, as well as for your Internet connection. Your smart device also uses an IP address when you’re browsing the web or using an app.
Most people are completely happy with how all of that works.
But there are few realities about public IP addresses that does bother some people:
Your IP address identifies where you are in the world, sometimes to the street level.
It can be used by websites to block you from accessing their content.
It ultimately ties your name and home address to your IP address, because someone is paying for an Internet connection at a specific location.
But there are a few ways you can get around those realities, and one them is to use a proxy service or proxy server (people simply say “proxy. ”)
Proxy means “substitute. ”
A proxy lets you go online under a different IP address identity.
You don’t change your Internet provider; you simple go online and search for “free proxies” or “list of proxies” and you will get several websites that provide lists of free proxies.
It’s really that simple to find proxies, just like you order shoes, movies and airline tickets online. However, it isn’t so simple to figure out how to use one without some guidance. For more help and information on proxies, visit our Learning Center.
How a proxy operates.
A proxy server is a computer on the web that redirects your web browsing activity. Here’s what that means.
Normally, when you type in a website name ( or any other), your Internet Service Provider (ISP) makes the request for you and connects you with the destination—and reveals your real IP address, as mentioned before.
When you use a proxy your online requests get rerouted.
While using a proxy, your Internet request goes from your computer to your ISP as usual, but then gets sent to the proxy server, and then to the website/destination. Along the way, the proxy uses the IP address you chose in your setup, masking your real IP address.
Why you might want to use a proxy.
Here why some people turn to using a proxy—and why you might be interested as well.
A school or local library blocks access to certain websites and a student wants to get around that.
You want to look at something online that interests you…but you would prefer it couldn’t be traced back to your IP address and your location.
You’re traveling abroad and the technology set up in the country you’re in prevents you from connecting to a website back home.
You want to post comments on websites but you do not want your IP address to be identified or your identity tracked down.
Your employer blocks access to social media or other sites and you’d like to bypass those restrictions.
Why you might not want to use one
You should keep in mind that your employer, your ISP and other networks might object to your using a proxy. Just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should. And in some cases, websites will blacklist IP addresses they suspect or know are from a proxy.
Not all proxies are alike.
Even though all proxies help you access websites you might not otherwise get to, not all proxies behave the same way. A proxy can fall into one of four categories:
Transparent proxy. It tells websites that it is a proxy server and it will pass along your IP address anyway.
Anonymous proxy. It will identify itself as a proxy, but it won’t pass your IP address to the website.
Distorting proxy. It passes along an incorrect IP address for you, while identifying itself as a proxy.
High Anonymity proxy. The proxy and your IP address stay a secret. The website just sees a random IP address connecting to it…that isn’t yours.
As mentioned before, you can find proxy servers easily for free; but as with any free service, you should be aware of the risks involved, because a free proxy may not be as safe or secure as you hope it would be. That being said, here’s an article you should read: Anonymous Proxy Risks
As with anything else you do online, be sure to do some homework first.
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Proxy authentication error, how to fix it? – Array Suite Wiki
When trying to access Array Studio from a local area network PC running windows 7 in which the proxy requires authentication, you may receive the error (list below) or with message “The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required”
To fix this issue, try setting the Proxy Authentication in the following way (Administrative Privileges may be required):
First, confirm that you installed the fix (caused by a known Microsoft bug)
fixed patch: Make sure to save this file to your desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”, then restart your computer to resolve the issue.
Go to Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Local Policies -> Security Option
Change “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” to “LM & NTLM-Use NTLMv2 session if negotiated”.
Install/Start Array Studio to confirm that the issue has been fixed.
If all above is not working, maybe there are some old “expired” proxy info recorded in your ArrayStudio setting files. Move all. settings file in the “C:\Users\Gary\Documents\Omicsoft” folder, and then restart ArrayStudio.
Example of error log
PLATFORM VERSION INFO
Windows: 6. 1. 7601. 65536 (Win32NT)
Common Language Runtime: 2. 0. 50727. 5466: 2. 5420 (Win7SP1. 050727-5400): 2. 5466 (Win7SP1GDR. 4927 (NetFXspW7. 050727-4900): 4. 40305. 0 (Main. 040305-0000)
Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
* Activation of resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
+ Downloading did not succeed.
+ The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.
+ The token supplied to the function is invalid
COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY
No transaction error was detected.
There were no warnings during this operation.
OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS
* [4/26/2013 12:04:05 PM]: Activation of has started.
Following errors were detected during this operation.
* [4/26/2013 12:04:05 PM] ploymentDownloadException (Unknown subtype)
– Downloading did not succeed.
– Source: ployment
– Stack trace:
at wnloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
at wnload(SubscriptionState subState)
at wnloadManifestAsRawFile(Uri& sourceUri, String targetPath, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)
at wnloadDeploymentManifestDirectBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)
at wnloadDeploymentManifestBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options)
at rformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
at tivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)
— Inner Exception —
– The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.
– Source: System
– The token supplied to the function is invalid
at (Byte incomingBlob, Boolean throwOnError, SecurityStatus& statusCode)
at (String incomingBlob)
at (String challenge, WebRequest webRequest, ICredentials credentials, Boolean preAuthenticate)
at (String challenge, WebRequest webRequest, ICredentials credentials)
at (String challenge, WebRequest request, ICredentials credentials)
at (HttpWebRequest WebRequest, ICredentials authInfo)
at (Exception& e)
COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS
No transaction information is available.
Frequently Asked Questions about ip authenticated proxies
What is IP authentication?
IP address authentication is the traditional method of identifying users requesting access to vendor databases. Users gain access based on their computer or site IP address (numerical address), eliminating the need for user IDs and passwords.
Are proxies IP addresses?
A proxy server is a computer on the web that redirects your web browsing activity. … Along the way, the proxy uses the IP address you chose in your setup, masking your real IP address.
How do I fix proxy authentication?
Proxy authentication error, how to fix it?Go to Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Local Policies -> Security Option.Change “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” to “LM & NTLM-Use NTLMv2 session if negotiated”.Oct 16, 2020