Proxy Authentication

Proxy authentication is supported by Credo Reference. We describe the set-up and configuration for OCLC's EZ Proxy and the WAM proxy from Innovative Interfaces below. Other proxy servers can be used for authentication - contact support@credoreference.com for further help. 

EZ Proxy How-to

WAM Proxy How-to

EZ Proxy how-to

There are just a few steps to setting up EZ Proxy access:

1. Provide us with the proxy prefix and proxy IP. If you're using EZ Proxy v6 or above, please include the IPv6 format IP if available. If you don't have this information, the vendor should be able to provide it. 

2. Update your proxy configuration file as described below. More documentation on this process can be found on OCLC's site. Make sure this replaces any existing Credo stanza that you already have in your configuration file.

3. Add an SSL Certificate to support our secure site.  (If you've transitioned to https with other databases, such as ProQuest, you already have an SSL certificate.) Documentation can be found on OCLC's site here. There's also a free SSL certificate option available here. Beginning on December 27, 2017, we will enforce the secure version of our site, so you must have the certificate in place to successfully proxy our links.

4. Configure your SSL certificate for Credo Reference. The pattern is search.credoreference.com.proxy.yourschool.edu, or in most certificates you can add the wildcard *.proxy.yourschool.edu to cover all of your resources.

5. Test the proxied Credo link from home or off-network to ensure it's working, and add it to your database page. The base link is https://search.credoreference.com

Once the configuration is complete and tested, let us know and we'll add the proxy prefix to your Credo account so that it combines with your citations, MARC records, and third-party resource links. 

If you encounter access issues, visit our proxy/https troubleshooting FAQ, or email support@credoreference.com to let us know what error messages or other problems you're seeing.

Configuring your EZ Proxy server

This is the EZ Proxy (http://www.oclc.org/us/en/ezproxy/) configuration to use for Credo Reference:

#Everything below this line is the stanza for Credo Reference.

Option Cookie

Title Credo Reference
URL https://search.credoreference.com
DJ credoreference.com
HJ api.credoreference.com
HJ homework.credoreference.com
HJ literati.credoreference.com
HJ search.credoreference.com
HJ vle.credoreference.com
HJ credoreference.com
HJ www.credoreference.com
HJ https://api.credoreference.com
HJ https://homework.credoreference.com
HJ https://search.credoreference.com
HJ https://vle.credoreference.com

NeverProxy assets.credoreference.com
NeverProxy cdn.credoreference.com
NeverProxy media.credoreference.com

#Everything above this line is the stanza for Credo Reference.

If you have been a Credo customer since before 2015, you may also have legacy subdomains in your catalog or research guides, so you may need to add the additional lines below:
HJ beagle.credoreference.com
HJ login.credoreference.com
HJ public.credoreference.com
HJ public.literati.credoreference.com
HJ school.credoreference.com
HJ search.help.credoreference.com
HJ support.credoreference.com

 

WAM (III) Proxy how-to

Here are the steps for setting up WAM Proxy access:

1. Provide us with the proxy server name and proxy IP. If you don't have this information, the vendor should be able to provide it.

2. Update your WAM forward table as described below

3. Add an SSL Certificate to support our secure site.  (If you've transitioned to https with other databases, such as ProQuest, you already have an SSL certificate.) Beginning on December 27, 2017, we will enforce the secure version of our site, so you must have the certificate in place to successfully proxy our links. 

4. Configure your SSL certificate for Credo Reference. The pattern is 0-search.credoreference.com.proxy.yourschool.edu

5. Add the proxied Credo link to your database page, in the format https://0-search.credoreference.com.proxy.yourschool.edu

Once these updates are complete, let us know and we'll add the WAM proxy  to your Credo account so that it combines with your citations, MARC records, and third-party resource links. 

WAM table updates for Credo

You should add the following values to your WAM forward table:

literati.credoreference.com
search.credoreference.com
www.credoreference.com

Do not use a wildcard, as this will cause formatting issues in your account. For further help or troubleshooting, email support@credoreference.com, or Innovative Interfaces Customer Support at:
Phone: 510-655-6200 
Email: helpdesk@iii.com
Support Site: http://csdirect.iii.com/

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