Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2016     Views: 60

The Library uses Shibboleth authentication to allow you to login to our e-resources using your MWS username and password.  We use Shibboleth alongside another system called EZProxy.

On campus a resource provider may not ask you to log in, as you will already be authenticated because you are coming from a campus IP address (provided the Library has paid for a subscription to that resource). When you are off campus, you will need to enter your MWS username and password to access the full text of a resource. If you start your search from the Library webpages you will be certain you are logged in.

Shibboleth is an alternative to Athens authentication.

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