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EZproxy Moving to Azure Active Directory Authentication

University of Houston Libraries Technology Services is planning to change how users log into EZproxy on January 9, 2023, at 7 am. CougarNet Active Directory Domain authentication will change to the University’s Office 365-based Azure Active Directory authentication.

These changes will serve to:

  • Simplify our authentication infrastructure
  • Create documented authentication configurations and procedures  
  • Provide uniform user experience across library web applications
  • Align our authentication services with those used by University Information Technology (UIT) and other colleges
  • Take advantage of the high availability of Azure AD’s cloud-based service
  • Take advantage of DUO two-factor authentication services (2FA) to improve account security
  • Future-proof our services as more UIT infrastructure and services and move to the Cloud
  • Allow single sign-on (SSO) to other Azure AD configured web services

After the change is made, users will be prompted to enter their CougarNet ID (Cougarnetid@cougarnet.uh.edu) into the same authentication window (see below) that they currently see when they log into web services like Access UH, Primo My Account, and Office 365. 

Azure CougarNet ID window

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on January 05th, 2023 and filed under Announcements