IP Address Authentication
The primary and most common method of access to Artstor is via IP address authentication. Your institution provides us with your IP addresses, we enable them, and then users coming from those IP addresses are able to access the Digital Library. IP addresses must be static (not dynamic, meaning that they do not move outside of the range that your institution has provided) and restricted (only authorized users at that institution are able to access those IP addresses).
- When going to library.artstor.org, a user who is coming from an IP address will see "Access provided by [Institution Name]."
- A user who is not coming from an IP address we have activated for access will see: "Welcome to Artstor's public collections."
More information about public access can be found in this article.
Artstor Digital Library User Accounts
Registering for an Artstor User Account provides users with access to many additional features in the Digital Library, including remote access.
Artstor remote access lasts 365 days.
This remote access grace period is renewable – every time a user logs into their account from an IP address that’s activated for their institution (i.e. from on-campus or the proxy), the remote access period is renewed.
Remote Access - VPN
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a private network that will allow your users to be authenticated to Artstor by IP Address(es). With some VPN configurations, you may need to whitelisted additional information to ensure successful authentication.
Contact us if you need to add your VPN's IP address into our system or if your current VPN is not authenticating users.
Remote Access - Proxies
There are several ways to access the Digital Library remotely. For more information, see this page.
Many institutions utilize a proxy to provide remote access to their electronic resources. Proxies are set up and managed by the institution. The institution provides us with their proxy IP address, and we activate it for access, as above. The most common types of proxy used by Digital Library subscribers are EZproxy and Innovative. There are proxy settings that must be configured to ensure that the Digital Library access works properly (see: setting up proxy access for your institution). Institutions can contact us to add their proxy URL to our institutional login, so that users can access it directly from the dropdown in the Digital Library login screen. Users can typically access their institution’s proxy link via their institution’s library website - commonly the library's A to Z list of databases.
Remote access - Shibboleth
Please visit this page for detailed information about connecting to Artstor once you have Shibboleth up and running.
Remote access - OpenAthens
If your institution uses OpenAthens and you haven’t yet added Artstor as a resource, you’ll need to set it up in your OpenAthens administrator interface in order to access Artstor from this service. Use the OpenAthens admin tool (https://admin.openathens.net) and add "ITHAKA" as a resource and enter this as the entitlement: `urn:mace:dir:entitlement:common-lib-terms`
Please contact us with any questions.
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