Changes to the Proxy Service

Changes to the Proxy Service

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

What is happening to the existing proxy service?

We will be retiring the existing proxy service and we are currently working to facilitate this.

How does this affect me now?

Personal devices - On campus

To access the internet or electronic resources such as e-journals on our wireless networks eduroam and resnet:

 To access University resources such as MyHR or network filespace:

  • You must use the VPN.

Personal devices - Off campus

In order to access electronic resources such as some e-journals and e-books:

Note: Many electronic resources can be accessed without setting the proxy. These typically ask you to authenticate using Shibboleth.

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) it has a centrally managed proxy service configuration.

You do not need to make changes to this configuration.

Not sure?

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

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