Proxy service

Primary services provided by the University proxy are now managed by our new firewall.

From 27 July 2015, access to the proxy service from off-campus and from eduroam is no longer allowed.

How does this affect me?

Personal devices - On campus

To access the internet or electronic resources such as e-journals on our wireless network eduroam, you no longer need to configure your web browser to use the proxy service. If you have previously set your browser to route through the proxy, you should remove this setting:

To access University resources such as MyHR or network filespace:

  • You must use the VPN.

Personal devices - Off campus

The Library recommend you use the resource discovery tool, Primo, as a portal to electronic journals, books and databases. Many electronic resources are accessed via the password controlled service, Shibboleth, and Primo will link you to the correct login screen.

For the small number of electronic resources that cannot be accessed in this way, please use the VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) service:

To access University resources such as MyHR or network filespace:

  • You must use the VPN.

University owned and managed devices

If your device has been set up by IT Services (e.g. Desktop PCs, Classroom PCs, University owned and managed Windows laptops):

  • You do not need to do anything.

Not sure?

If you have been using the proxy service for activities other than those detailed above, or if you need help, please contact the Service Desk for advice: