What about using some of the open source WSO2 products to mimic the same functionality as EZProxy? This sounds like a task that Enterprise Service Bus combined (ESB) with Identity Server (IS) could do. Most of their products are some version of an Apache project or other wrapped up in a common user interface.
They're free, so the price is right.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Riley Childs
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] EZProxy changes / alternatives ?
What about CAS, it has some proxy component...I think.
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> On Jan 28, 2014, at 10:11 PM, "tmccanna" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ditto to Andreas.
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> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Andreas
> Orphanides <[log in to unmask]> </div><div>Date:01/28/2014 9:29 PM
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> </div><div>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] EZProxy changes / alternatives ? </div><div> </div>That's simple for the techs, but VPNs can be a royal pain in the keester if you're an end-user, for a variety of reasons. It should be incumbent on us as information specialists to unburden the user to the extent possible.
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM, Aaron Addison <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> Some use Squid, its not hard to set up. But most vendors publish
>> rules with ezproxy in mind.
>> The other fairly simple solution is to run a VPN for access, and
>> require people to use that.
>> On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, stuart yeates <[log in to unmask]>
>>> We've just received notification of forth-coming changes to EZProxy,
>>> will require us to pay an arm and a leg for future versions to
>>> install locally and/or host with OCLC AU with a ~ 10,000km round trip.
>>> What are the alternatives?
>>> Stuart Yeates
>>> Library Technology Services http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/