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EZproxy 5.4 now available

 

The library community's leading authentication and access solution has been enhanced again.

New features added to EZproxy 5.4 include the following:

  • Support for Windows 7
  • A user can now submit a username or password that is longer than 32 characters or contains a "|" when using SIP Authentication
  • Support signing cert 'rollover' by supporting multiple x.509 certificates in SAML metadata.
  • Made changes to prevent PDF files from being treated as HTML files and improperly returned to the user.
  • Numerous updates and bug fixes to further support Shibboleth implementations
  • Improved security measures now:
    • Prevent a potential denial of service vulnerability
    • Integrate with version 0.9.8q of OpenSSL
  • Enhanced debugging features, such as
    • Line numbers for the EZproxy Admin "test user.txt" page
    • Line numbers for the config.txt file.
    • Error messages are now written just below the line that caused them. The actual text of the file is written instead of the trimmed text. Enable this feature by adding XDEBUG 128 to your configuration file.
      Note: OCLC does not recommend running this feature in a live production environment due to the quantity of messages logged.

We encourage you to upgrade to EZproxy 5.4 to stay current with the latest features. Please review the enhancements page and upgrade at your earliest convenience.

EZproxy Hosted service is now available

A hosted version of EZproxy is now available. Libraries who subscribe to the hosted version are automatically and seamlessly upgraded with each new release of the service. They also enjoy 24 x 7 x 365 support for off-site authentication of electronic content with no servers or IT infrastructure required. The EZproxy hosted version is currently available in the US, and is planned for wider availability going forward.

Send a message to EZproxy [AT] oclc.org to request a quotation on the hosted service for your institution, and plan to attend the next EZproxy Webinar, scheduled for 17 August 2011, to get all your questions answered about the 5.4 release and how the hosted version could work for your library.

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