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UVA Proxy Service

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Proxy Service

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Proxy Service

General Questions

What browser do I need to use with the proxy service?
The proxy service uses EZproxy, which is browser independent, i.e., all browsers should work and require no special configuration.
Does using the proxy service slow down my Web browser?
Using the proxy service does impact browsing speed, but it's barely noticeable.
Will I need to switch my browser proxy settings back and forth every time I go on or off-Grounds?
No, the proxy service automatically recognizes your connection to the UVA network.
Who can access the proxy service?
Faculty, staff, and students of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville may use the proxy service, which requires NetBadge to sign on.

Technical Questions

How do I request that a resource be added to the list of resources available via the proxy service?
You can request that a website be added by contacting the UVA Help Desk.
Who may request that a site be added to the proxy service list?
Any individual with the authority to control access to restricted materials can request a site be available for proxy. This should be explicitly addressed in contracts for commercial services before a request is made. Students must ask a sponsoring faculty member to make a proxy request on his or her behalf, and the faculty member assumes accountability for ensuring compliance with all licensing restrictions of the resource.
Which network ports need to be open in firewalls to allow use of the proxy service?
Ports 80 and 443

  Page Updated: 2017-10-23