The Papers Secure Proxy Service enables organizations to enable authorized users to access digital content from existing journal subscriptions. The service can be configured to work with IP-based site licenses as well as content token purchase programs.
How does it work?
Your Papers implementation team will setup a secure proxy server in the cloud with a dedicated IP address that is unique to your organization. In the Papers administrator dashboard you may configure authorization details as well as holdings information for which publishers you have site licenses or token programs. You can then register your dedicated IP address with each publisher you wish to enable access.
What are the benefits?
The Papers Secure Proxy enables your organization’s authorized users to securely access digital content through the Papers software at anytime and from anywhere. Many organizations register their office IP addresses with publishers to enable access within the buildings. The Papers Secure Proxy enables remote staff to access content from any internet connection. Some organizations also leverage the Papers Secure Proxy within their office when they have dynamic IP addresses.
How is the Papers Secure Proxy Service secure?
Only authorized users who have authenticated with your institution (e.g. via SSO) are able to access the Papers Secure Proxy service. Administrators have the ability to monitor usage and disable user access in the administrative dashboard.
How is the Papers Secure Proxy different from an EZProxy?
The Papers Secure Proxy works very similarly to an EZProxy but is designed to work specifically with the Papers web, desktop, mobile, and browser extension software. If you already have an EZproxy setup, the Papers Secure Proxy service may not be needed, as your Papers implementation team can help you configure the Papers software to use the EZproxy instead to access subscribed or token content.