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Whether you are new to JSTOR or an expert, it's important to understand the options available in terms of access. By access we mean how, on a technical level, your school allows students, faculty, staff, etc to get onto JSTOR and read the things you subscribe to. Here's a listing of all your options.
If your institution has a physical location with dedicated IP addresses, then you will want to be sure to give us those IPs. This will ensure automatic access to any on-campus computers. Just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get you set up.
- Please note that addresses of the type 10.*.*.*, 172.[16-31].*, and 192.168.*.* are reserved for internal networks and are not useful for authentication purposes.
- If your IP addresses change or you add any, please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure you have seamless access.
- If you're having trouble with access, we will probably need to know your IP address. You can ask your IT team for a list of active IPs but telling us your current IP will also be really helpful. Just type "What is my IP?" into Google.
A referring URL is a link on your library page which sends users to JSTOR. As long as they are travelling to the JSTOR site through this link, JSTOR recognizes them as a member of your institution and gives them access. To ensure that users accessing JSTOR in this way are members of a particular institution, this link can only be displayed behind a password protected page. It's not our preferred method because other available methods are more secure. You can see our technical requirements in the Librarian and Administrator section.
Proxy servers can be set up via IP address to allow users access to JSTOR. The proxy must require authentication to restrict it to authorized users only. Provide us with your proxy server IP and we will add it to your account. If you are using EZProxy, you may want to review our recommended set-up.
If you are using the Single Sign On method, OpenAthens, we can help you configure it to allow access to JSTOR. Please email email@example.com and include your Org ID in the request to get started. You can learn more about this method of access and how to configure it in the Librarian or Administrator section.
Shibboleth is another Single Sign On method that allows users to authenticate via their institutional credentials to access JSTOR. In order for JSTOR to enable access via Shibboleth, we have to belong to the federation that you belong to. Here is a list of federations we currently belong to:
- UK Access Management
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to begin the setup process:
- The name of the federation to which you belong
- Your Shibboleth Identity Provider ID (entity ID), and
- The list of campuses (if more than one) served by that ID
Remote Username and Password:
This method of access is only available for eligible institutions. If we determine that your institution is eligible, we will issue the remote username and password when we set up your access. If you have questions about eligibility, or you would like to update the remote username and password for your institution, please email email@example.com.
If you have more questions about any of this information, let us know.