Each institution can enable a mix of the methods below to suit their individual needs. Apart from OpenAthens and Shibboleth, for those we can only enable one or the other per account. Any new off-campus access method that we set up for you will not interfere with access methods we have set up for you previously, and there are no extra costs involved. 

Please note that for all off-campus methods we offer, all students will be entitled to all your holdings. Singling out individual products is not possible. Further, all usage will be counted towards your normal COUNTER usage statistics. Unfortunately, we cannot provide usage per access method.

Should anything be unclear, or if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Global Technical Support Team at:


In addition to IP authentication on campus, the following off campus access methods are also available:

OpenAthens and Shibboleth

Account administrators can log in to Secure Center to enable OpenAthens or Shibboleth access. Full instructions can be found here.

For any assistance in adding OpenAthens or Shibboleth details to your Secure Center account, please contact with the following details:

  • Institution name and account number (should you have it)
  • The OpenAthens or Shibboleth entity ID for your institution

Referral URLs (HTTPs only)

The user is authenticated, logs into your secure and password-protected web page, and will then be referred to SAGE Knowledge from a page of your choosing. When the user clicks on the SAGE Knowledge link, the browser request sends the URL over, and this is the URL we authenticate traffic from.

For assistance in setting up a referral URL, please contact with the following details:

  • Institution name and account number (should you have it)
  • The URL(s) you wish to have added to your account
  • A username and password to your secure page, so we can test the access whilst setting it up

EZproxy (OCLC Product)

To set up EZproxy please email Global IP Updates at with your EZproxy IP address and account number.

The SAGE stanza can be found here.

Username and Password

Account administrators can create individual logins for Secondary Users on Secure Center. Full instructions on how to set this up can be found here.