Configuring DRAM for Proxy Servers

 

EZProxy

Follow these steps in order to provide remote access to DRAM through EZProxy. Please note there are two URLs involved — one within the .cfg file and another for your remote access page.

When creating permanent links to DRAM content, you may wish to create links that will be passed through the proxy login process, so first-time visitors are automatically logged into DRAM. If your institution uses the "port-based" proxy configuration:

  1. For remote access to DRAM, you must link to:
     
    http://WWW.YOURPROXY.EDU:2048/login?url=http://proxy.dramonline.org
     
  2. To link directly to an album:
     
    http://WWW.YOURPROXY.EDU:2048/login?url=http://proxy.dramonline.org?target=http://www.dramonline.org/Identifier/80396

Newer versions of EZProxy use "wildcard domains" to make linking a little easier. If your institution uses this configuration:

  1. For remote access to DRAM, you must link to:
     
    http://proxy.dramonline.org.YOURPROXY.EDU/
     
  2. To link directly to an album:

  3. http://proxy.dramonline.org.YOURPROXY.EDU/?target=http://www.dramonline.org/Identifier/80396

 

Innovative Interfaces

  1. Add the following hostname to the WAM forward table, make sure it is the only entry and there are no wild-cards:
     
    proxy.dramonline.org
     
    If this single entry does not work properly, at least one subscriber has reported the addition of
     
    *dramonline.org
     
    to the WAM forward table sucessfully resolved their "redirect loop" connection issue.
     
  2. Use the following URL to connect:
     
    http://0-proxy.dramonline.org.YOURPROXY.EDU
     
  3. Use the following URL to link directly to an album:
     
    http://0-proxy.dramonline.org.YOURPROXY.EDU/?target=http://www.dramonline.org/Identifier/80396
     

Generic proxies

Generic proxies are known to work with dramonline. Please use the following guidelines as a starting point for your configuration


  • The following hosts must be proxied:


  •            proxy.dramonline.org
               media.dramonline.org 



  • The following hosts must bypass the proxy server: 


  •            www.dramonline.org
               streaming.dramonline.org
               login.dramonline.org


    Off campus access must be configured to go through your proxy server. To properly set up session cookies you must go to proxy.dramonline.org first.