VPN Access to USC-Licensed Resources Disabled

VPN (virtual private network) was one method of accessing library resources licensed only for USC users.  However, because of increased VPN traffic by unauthorized users, the library proxy server will now be the only method for accessing USC resources.
Since spring 2007, the USC Libraries have provided a proxy server to allow access to USC-licensed resources from off-campus sites.  Remote users just need to click on the link to a resource from the library website, and a Remote Access Portal login page will appear as needed.  Once you’ve entered your USC computer account user name and password, you’ll be re-directed to the resource you requested.  This authorization continues until you close the web browser or after 90 minutes of idle time.
The library proxy server blocks access from some foreign and US locations.  The proxy server provides information to those who are blocked, so just follow those instructions to gain access.
For further information, please contact Janis Brown, associate director, Systems & Information Technology, jbrown@usc.edu.

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