Does BrowZine support VPN? (iOS, Android & Web)

iOS & Android:
Yes!  The VPN setup is done in the "Settings" section of your iOS or Android device and should be configured according to the instructions given at your institution.  Alternatively, BrowZine also works great with third-party VPN Apps such as Junos Pulse, CISCO AnyConnect and others.

Split Tunnel Vs. Full Tunnel VPN
Split Tunnel VPN systems need to be configured by your IT department to instead support "full tunnel" VPN so that any connections going through the VPN connection stay within the VPN.  BrowZine is meant to provide access to resources from publisher websites which are looking at the inbound IP addresses to decide the entitlements to the user. 

Thus, if an incoming IP address is not recognized as part of your institution, that user will not be eligible to view the content.  For this reason, "full tunnel" VPN is the only compatible solution for BrowZine users.

Notifying Users about a VPN Requirement
As a VPN-enabled library, your BrowZine Library will be specifically configured to look for an active VPN connection when NOT within the registered IP range of your institution.  BrowZine will then prompt the user that VPN is required.  Further, Third Iron can configure your account to present a link to a website with instructions for users about how to setup VPN on their device, making roll-out of BrowZine seamless for the library and easy for the users to get themselves configured.

BrowZine on the web works in a similar manner to other VPN authenticated resources used by your library.  Simply turn on the VPN before going to or linking to the site from the library web site.  If you do not turn on VPN ahead of time, BrowZine will prompt you to do so based on the IP address of your browser.

Have more questions about VPN support?  Contact Us!

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. BrowZine Marketing Widget - Integration Issues and FAQ
  19. BrowZine Marketing Widget - iFrame Workaround
  20. BrowZine Marketing Widget - Whitelabel Edition
  21. Getting Started with your Trial / Subscription (iOS, Android & Web)
  22. Inter-Library Loan / Link Resolvers and BrowZine (All Platforms)
  23. How do I integrate BrowZine's journal title/ISSN lookup into my library webpage?
  24. BrowZine Web & LibKey Accessibility
  25. How to integrate BrowZine within Primo
  26. How to integrate BrowZine with Summon
  27. How to integrate BrowZine within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  28. How to integrate BrowZine within OCLC WorldCat Discovery
  29. Creating a drop-down menu with BrowZine Durable URL's in HTML
  30. Extended A-Z BrowZine Web Search to cover all Library Titles
  31. BrowZine API Functionality
  32. BrowZine and OpenAthens Overview
  33. Finding your OpenAthens Redirector URL
  34. How do I add a BrowZine's journal title/ISSN search box to my OpenAthens home page?
  35. How To Find Your Primo Link Resolver Base URL
  36. Determining your ProQuest ID
  37. List of Domains to Whitelist for BrowZine and LibKey Operation

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