Answered By: Victoria Whitfield
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017     Views: 445

The proxy server enables users to access certain electronic resources from home which do not use a username and password.

Please note: You must have your University user ID and password in order to use the proxy server. This can be obtained from the library service desks and computer centres on either the Hull or Scarborough campuses.

PC users

1. Start Internet Explorer.

2. In the Tools menu, select Internet Options. 

3. Select the Connections tab.

4. Click on the LAN Settings button.

5. Uncheck Automatically detect settings. 

6. Select the checkbox Use automatic configuration script. Please see note below.

7. Insert the string http://slb-config.hull.ac.uk/scache.jsp  in the Address field.

8. Make no further changes to the Settings screen. Click the OK button until you have returned to the browser.

9. Once you have configured your browser, the first time you try to access a resource you will be prompted for a proxy server username and password. Enter your University user ID in the format of userid@hull.ac.uk  and enter your password as normal.

10. Once you have logged in to the proxy server you may access any of the Library's resources from the library catalogue2.

11. You will only have to re-renter your user ID and password if you close down your browser and re-open it.  

Please revert to the browser's original settings once you have finished accessing resources.

Other Web Browsers

Chrome: Customize and Control Google Chrome \ Settings \ Show advanced settings \ Network \ Change proxy settings and go to step 3 above and complete to step 11

Firefox: Tools Menu \ Options \ Advanced Icon\ Network TAB \ Settings then select Automatic proxy configuration URL and go to step 7 above and complete to step 11.

Safari: Will run off the Internet Explorer settings. If you want to configure it through the Safari browser: Click on the Cog \ Preferences \  Advanced: Proxies - change settings button then go to step 4 above and complete through steps 11.

If you web browser asks for cache details instead enter slb-webcache.hull.ac.uk on port 3128 instead.

Please note: If you do not wish to be asked for University proxy authentication details every time you start your web browser, un-tick 'Use Automatic Configuration Script', close down you web browser and re-start it.  Remember to put a tick back in next time you want to access University Library online resources and to remove it again after.

Mac Users

OSx 10.5 Leopard

1. Please click the Apple symbol, then select Preferences.

2. Click Network and highlight Built In Ethernet.

3. Press Configure or Advanced and select the Proxies tab.

4. Set Configure my proxies to "using a pac file" (rather than manually) and enter the following into the URL box

http://slb-config.hull.ac.uk/scache.jsp

5. Click OK | Apply and close any remaining windows.

OSx 10.6 Snow Leopard

1. Click on the Airport icon and click "Open Network Preferences"

2. Click Network and highlight Built In Ethernet.

3. Click on the "Proxies" tab

4. Tick the box titled "Automatic Proxy Configuration" and enter the following into the URL box

http://slb-config.hull.ac.uk/scache.jsp

5. Click OK | Apply and close any remaining windows.

Firefox: For Mac users, click on the Firefox menu and then Preferences\ Options \ Advanced Icon \ Network TAB \ Connection - Settings then select Automatic proxy configuration URL and enter the following into the URL box http://slb-config.hull.ac.uk/scache.jsp

Once you have configured your browser, the first time you try to access a resource you will be prompted for Hull University proxy server username and password. Enter your University user ID in the form userid@hull.ac.uk and enter your University password.

Once you have logged into the proxy server you may access any of the Library's resources either from the library catalogue or from the section Our Electronic Library on the library homepage.

You will only have to re-enter your user ID and password if you close down your browser and re-open it.

Please revert to the browser's original settings once you have finished accessing resources.

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