What is Referring URL authentication?

Referring URL authentication works by using the address of a secure page as authentication.


How to Authenticate by Referring URL

As long as you have a secure webpage (see below to determine what a secure webpage is), you place the link to the ProQuest database on this secure page. Then contact ProQuest Support with the full web address to the secure webpage and a test login or barcode so that we can verify the security of the webpage and authorize the URL.

What is a Secure Webpage?

A secure webpage is any page on your library website or ILS/RPA provider that requests a library patron login with a login and password or checks their library card barcode number (and PIN if required). A login and password can be a shared login that is provided to library patrons offline or a personal login and password tied to your ILS or RPA provider.