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-=====Proxies===== +<​html><​p id="​zotero-5-update-warning"​ style="​color:​ red; font-weight:​ bold">​We’re 
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-{{ http://​www.zotero.org/​static/images/​wiki/​proxypopup.png?​350nocache&​nolink}} +<a href="​https://​www.zotero.org/​blog/zotero-5-0">​Zotero 5.0</a>Some documentation 
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-Conducting research online can be much simpler when working at an institution with extensive resources. Online databases are particularly useful, but can often be a hassle to use off-site, owing to the need to log into a proxy system. When your institution subscribes to sites like JSTOR.org, you can access them from your institution'​s network with no trouble at all. Once you're off-site, though, it gets more complicatedYou might find that you can no longer download full-text PDFs or even access the database at all. This is because the site can no longer tell that you are affiliated with your institution and should have access. As such, you need to access the database through your institution'​s proxy. This is to say that any requests you send to the site will get routed through your institution'​s network.  +
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-Usually, this is done by accessing the database through your institution'​s site, often the library site, specifically. When you attempt to access the database, you will be redirected to a proxy login page. Once you enter the appropriate credentials,​ you can use the database as though you were on-site. All this sounds like a bit of a pain, though, right? +
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-Zotero can streamline this whole process by managing the complicated rewriting of URLs involved. When Zotero detects that you are using an institutional proxy to access a particular site, it will ask if you want to remember it in the futureIf you agree, from then on, Zotero will then automatically use the proxy for matching URLsYou should be routed through the proxy login site if you're not already logged in, then you can access the database as you normally would. +
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-Zotero users should be able to make complete use of the proxies feature without editing any preferences. By default, Zotero will prompt you to store the proxy and then route you through the proxy automatically and without further input. The default behavior can be changed, though. You can set whether Zotero automatically prompts you to store proxies it detects and whether it should request permission to route requests through any stored proxies. +
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-Proxies can be added manually by clicking on the + button in the [[preferences/proxies|Proxies]] preference tab. From there, you can specify the URL of the database being accessed under hostname and the URL scheme of the proxy. By selecting the Multi-Site option, you can redirect multiple sites/​databases through a single proxy. +
 +See here: [[preferences:​proxies|Proxies]]
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