OpenAthens FAQ

Does BrowZine work with OpenAthens?

In order to work with OpenAthens, BrowZine requires access to resources via the OpenAthens proxy service. Existing customers may have access to resources only setup via the OpenAthens enabled route so some account modification may be necessary.  It is necessary to inform vendors that you wish to use the OpenAthens proxy IP address in addition to any local IP addresses plus the OpenAthens subscriber identities. It is also necessary for you to add the proxied version of the resource into their OpenAthens permission sets  This is an OpenAthens feature that is used to grant access to resources to categories of their users.

We are seeing a screen in BrowZine indicating that we "do not have access" to a resource according to OpenAthens, but I'm sure we do.  What does this mean?

The error message saying  you do not have access’ is likely because the proxied resource is not in the appropriate permission set and this is required to use this resource with BrowZine.  The steps needed for an OpenAthens administrator to set this up are:
  1. Log in to the OpenAthens admin area
  2. Click on the 'Resources' button
  3. Go to the 'All' tab
  4. Search for the resource
  5. Click 'Allocate' to add the resource to your chosen permission set(s) OR click on the drop-down button and click 'Cascade' to add the resource to the default permission set beneath each sub-organization

If you have any problems or questions about this process, please contact the OpenAthens Service Desk by email: athenshelp@eduserv.org.uk .

Library Configuration and FAQ

  1. About the BrowZine Taxonomy
  2. Your Institution Logo in BrowZine
  3. Publisher EZProxy Definitions and Common Issues
  4. EZProxy Configuration Instructions
  5. WAM Proxy Configuration Instructions
  6. Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file Configuration Instructions
  7. Proxy Configuration Instructions
  8. How does authentication work with the BrowZine app? (iOS & Android)
  9. What is a Proxy Server and how does it work?
  10. What Proxy Servers do you Support?
  11. OpenAthens FAQ
  12. Shibboleth FAQ
  13. Does BrowZine support VPN? (iOS, Android & Web)
  14. EZProxy: Proxy by port or Proxy by Domain?
  15. Overview of the BrowZine Pairing Service (iOS & Android)
  16. LibGuide Integrations
  17. RefWorks and BrowZine (iOS & Android)
  18. Problems with the BrowZine Marketing Widget
  19. Getting Started with your Trial / Subscription (iOS, Android & Web)
  20. Inter-Library Loan / Link Resolvers and BrowZine (All Platforms)
  21. How do I integrate BrowZine's journal title/ISSN lookup into my library webpage?
  22. BrowZine Web Accessibility
  23. How to integrate BrowZine within Primo
  24. How to integrate BrowZine with Summon
  25. How to integrate BrowZine within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  26. How to integrate BrowZine within OCLC WorldCat Discovery
  27. Creating a drop-down menu with BrowZine Durable URL's in HTML
  28. Extended A-Z BrowZine Web Search to cover all Library Titles
  29. BrowZine API Functionality
  30. BrowZine and OpenAthens Overview
  31. Finding your OpenAthens Redirector URL
  32. How do I add a BrowZine's journal title/ISSN search box to my OpenAthens home page?
  33. Determining your ProQuest ID

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