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Remote access

The proxy server of the Library & Information Center of the University of Macedonia enables remote users to access the Library’s digital subscriptions (databases, electronic journals, electronic books, PSEPHEDA).

 

ΑΤΤΕΝΤΙΟΝ!

  • For the remote access, you must acquire the login credentials (username and password) of your Institutional Account.
  • In case you cannot connect, please follow the relevant link and be informed on the specific procedure you must follow and on the exact contact points (available in greek).
  • In case you wish to check your email through the University's webmail environment, please make sure you deactivate the remote access settings in your computer.

    IMPORTANT POINTS:
  • It is strongly recommended to use the Mozilla Firefox browser to connect to the proxy server, for both Windows and Apple/MAC systems
  • In case your password contains the characters "#", or "%" then you might experience problems when connecting to the proxy server. In that case, please connecto to mypassword.uom.gr and change your password not to contain these characters and try again.


We kindly remind you that the Library is not responsible for the login credentials of the above mentioned Accounts!

 

 

Who needs the Proxy Server (remote access from non-adjacent counties and abroad)
The proxy server is essential to those remote users who need access to the Library's electronic resources (databases, electronic journals, electronic books, PSEPHEDA) from a computer that is not connected to the University’s intranet. For example, if your computer at home connects to the Internet via a third-party Internet Service Provider (e.g. COSMOTE, FORTHNET, VODAFONE, etc) then, in order to access the services to which the Library has a subscription, the proxy server must be used.

However, the proxy server should only be used for accessing the Library's electronic resources. In order to preserve the Library's network and computing resources, the proxy server's configuration does not allow its use for general Internet browsing and as a result it restricts many of the traditional Internet services, such as file downloading, e-mail, chat, etc. For general Web browsing the settings mentioned below should be removed from your browser.

 
Settings

For Mozilla Firefox (>=56.χ)

For Microsoft Edge (>=44.x)

For Internet Explorer (7.x - 11.x)

For Google Chrome (>=60.x)

For Opera (>=48.x)

 

 

 

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox (>=56.x)

At first, you have to enable the menu toolbar. To do that, click on the top of the window on a section that does not have a tab open amd verify that the "Menu Toolbar" is checked.

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1.  From the menu click on Tools -> Options. Then at the left verify that you are on the "General" section and scroll down until you reach the Network Settings subsection. Click on Settings...

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2.  Choose Manual Proxy Configuration and then fill-in the following information in the available fields:


HTTP Proxy: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

3. Select the checkbox "use this proxy server for FTP and HTTPS".

4. Make sure the section SOCKS Host is as in the picture.

Press OK to complete the configuration

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5. The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your Insititutional Account.

6. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 6.1 You entered the wrong credentials

 6.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 6.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 6.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 6.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process.

 

 

 

 

 

For Microsoft Edge (>=44.x)

 

1.  Click on the image on the upright that resembles a horizontal three-dot symbol, next to the address toolbar and click Settings. From the side bar that appears, select Advanced and scroll down until you see the Proxy Setup section and click on Open proxy settings.

 

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2. In the window that appears:

a) In the section Automatic Proxy Setup, make sure that the "Automatically detect settings" is Off

b) In the section Manual Proxy Setup, click on the "Use a Proxy Server" setting to turn it to On and enter the following settings in the textboxes provided:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

c) Click "Save" to save the settings

 

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3. The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your Insititutional Account.

4. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 4.1 You entered the wrong credentials

 4.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 4.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 4.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 4.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For Internet Explorer 7.x - 11.x

 

At first, you will have to enable the Menu bar. If it is already enabled, proceed to the first step below. Otherwise, right click on the top toolbar and make sure the "Menu Bar" is checked:

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1.  From the menu Tools -> Internet Options, click on the Connections tab.

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Click on LAN Settings from the Local Area Network settings area.

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Choose the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and

2.  Fill in the following settings:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port:  3128

3. Click on "Advanced" and make sure that the checkbox "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" is checked

4. In any case the "Automaticaly detect settings" box must not be checked.

5. Press OK to complete the configuration

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6.  The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your Insititutional Account.

7. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 7.1 You entered the wrong credentials

 7.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 7.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 7.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 7.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

For Google Chrome (>=60.x)

1.  Click on the image on the upright that resembles a vertical three-dot symbol, next to the address toolbar and click Settings... Scroll down until you see the "Advanced" link and click on it. In the "System" section, click on "Open your computer's Proxy Settings".

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IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 10

2. In the window that appears:

a) In the section Automatic Proxy Setup, make sure that the "Automatically detect settings" is Off

b) In the section Manual Proxy Setup, click on the "Use a Proxy Server" setting to turn it to On and enter the following settings in the textboxes provided:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

c) Click "Save" to save the settings

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IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 8.x, 7, OR EARLIER VERSION

2.  In the window that appears:

Click on LAN Settings from the Local Area Network settings area.

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Choose the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and fill in the following settings:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

3. Click on "Advnaced" and make sure that the checkbox "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" is checked

4.  In any case the "Automaticaly detect settings" box should not be checked.

Press OK to complete the configuration

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AFTER YOU HAVE CONFIGURED THE PROXY SERVER IN ALL CASES

5. The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your Insititutional Account.

6. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 6.1 You entered the wrong credentials

 6.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 6.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 6.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 6.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process

 

 

 

 

 

For Opera (>=48.x)

1. Click on the "O" icon that is located in the upleft corner of the window and then click Settings.

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2. From the choices at the left choose Advanced, then Browser and then go to the System section.

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3. Click the Open your Computer's Proxy Settings... button to open the proxy server dialog box.

IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 10

4. In the window that appears:

a) In the section Automatic Proxy Setup, make sure that the "Automatically detect settings" is Off

b) In the section Manual Proxy Setup, click on the "Use a Proxy Server" setting to turn it to On and enter the following settings in the textboxes provided:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

c) Click "Save" to save the settings

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IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 8.x, 7, OR EARLIER VERSION

4. On the window that appears:

a) Click on LAN Settings from the Local Area Network settings area.

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b) Choose the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and fill in the following settings:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

5. Click on "Advnaced" and make sure that the checkbox "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" is checked

6.  In any case the "Automaticaly detect settings" box must not be checked.

Press OK to complete the configuration

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AFTER YOU HAVE CONFIGURED THE PROXY SERVER IN ALL CASES

7. The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your Insititutional Account.

8. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 8.1 You entered the wrong credentials

 8.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 8.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 8.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 8.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process