Offsite access for organisations using EZProxy

Applies to:  MIMS Online

Overview

When a user is geographically located outside the organisation (offsite), the user can access MIMS Online via internet using a username and password.  However at times it is more convenient to access MIMS Online directly through the organisation’s network freeing the need to type-in any username and password.

For this reason, EZproxy is a customizable middleware program which provides access to remote/offsite users.  It operates as an intermediate server between the remote end-users and the MIMS Online database thereby providing direct access to MIMS Online without the need of any login ID or password verification.

 

Important notes to consider

MIMS Australia is not in any way associated with EZProxy.  Suggestions provided herein should only be taken as general advise and not an expert solution.  Please consult with representatives from EZProxy or web-browser companies for proper configuration and/or resolution.  Also, please inform MIMS Australia of your organisation’s IP address which needs to be registered into MIMS Online.

At times we find EZProxy doesn’t always expose the intended IP address to MIMS Online which may cause connection issues.  As a work-around, it is recommended to add (or remove) a NoX-Forwarded-For option into your stanza.

 

Sample stanza:

Title MIMS Online

URL https://www.mimsonline.com.com.au

Host www.mimsonline.com.au

Domain mimsonline.com.au

Option NoX-Forwarded-For

 

If that does not work, try replacing the last line with:

Option X-Forwarded-For

 

For further inquiries, please feel free to call MIMS Customer Service at 1800 800 629.