Not necessarily. Most of our databases will allow you to use either Shibboleth or the proxy server. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Some databases only use Shibboleth authentication:
    • HathiTrust
    • the next generation of FRANCIS, which will launch in July 2016
  • Some databases are not Shibboleth-enabled.  For those, you need to use the proxy server.

Still need help?