Hi Buddy,

I think you would have to obtain access to the HTTP referrer headings to do
this and those are largely useless nowadays since most sites are HTTPS and
do not populate them. But if it is possible to customize the needhost.html
to check for that, you could at least collect some data. If you can't do
anything server side, JavaScript has a "document.referrer" property but I'm
not sure how accurate it is:

Browser support is bad (Chrome & Firefox only
In my testing, document.referrer only returns the google domain, not a full
URI, for search referrals and was sometimes entirely empty (e.g. after
going through our CAS login screen on the way through EZproxy). Good luck!


On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 12:29 PM Pennington, Buddy D. <[log in to unmask]>

> Hi all,
> We are an EZproxy shop. If someone clicks a proxied link and gets directed
> to the needhost.html error page because the proxied link is not included in
> the configuration file we collect that link and allow the user to submit
> the problem to us to fix. What we would also like to collect is the page
> the user is on when they click the problem link. For example, if they click
> a bad EBSCO link on a Canvas page, we want to collect both the EBSCO link
> and the Canvas page URL. Is there a fairly easy way to do this?
> Buddy Pennington
> Head of Library Systems & Technology (Librarian III)
> Miller Nichols Library
> University of Missouri--Kansas City