Thursday, January 11, 2018

Off-Campus Authentication Upgrade

Dear Faculty and Students,

Suffolk University libraries are upgrading the service you use to sign into library databases from off-campus. This change is necessary for compliance with current web security standards, and it will improve reliable access to our materials from off-campus.

What this means for you:
 Off-campus database users will now log in using the standard Suffolk University username and password information.

Some resources may still request the old login information during this transition phase. Please supply your old login information to access those resources.

Switching to the new service requires the libraries to change the database links. During the Spring 2018 semester, library staff will maintain the older authentication service, which provides access to the databases via the older links. After June 2018, the older service will no longer be maintained.

What this means for you:
Old links to databases, including direct links to articles, may break after June 2018.
Though some older links may remain functional after June, they will become increasingly less reliable.

Please update any links to databases or to content within databases in your research notes, syllabi, Blackboard platforms, etc.

As always, library staff is available to you for assistance! Please do not hesitate to email, call, or stop by your library for help.

Moakley Library and Sawyer Library Staff

Contact Information
John Joseph Moakley Law Library
Mildred F. Sawyer Library

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