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Last Updated: January 01, 2020

How does authentication affect my usage statistics?

Depending on your method of authentication, your usage will be recorded as either inside or outside. "Inside" usage is considered on campus or in your libraries network. "Outside" usage is considered to be off campus, at home or not on your libraries network. The table below shows how the different methods of authentication are recorded:

Authentication MethodUsage Recorded As
IP AuthenticationInside
Password AuthenticationInside
Library Managed Passwords (Scripting, RPAS)Outside
Referring URLOutside
Cookie AuthenticationInside
Barcode AuthenticationOutside
Shibboleth AuthenticationInside
Athens AuthenticationInside
User Defined AuthenticationDepends on a Variable in the Gale URL
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