Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2018     Views: 663

The Library uses Shibboleth authentication to allow you to log into our online 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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