[unisog] Authenticated Proxy access

Mark Borrie mark.borrie at otago.ac.nz
Tue May 4 05:01:08 GMT 2004

We are currently investigating providing proxy access for our students 
to the Internet and wish to authenticate those students against their 
Univesity accounts. 

We are currently using a squid proxy with basic authentication but 
need to increase the security level to provide better protection of 

Digest authentication which is available in squid only provides a limited 
improvement and is not supported adequately by all browsers.

I guess we are looking for some SSL lgoin process to the proxy service 
and then having some keep alive ticket for the user or machine.  Proxy 
servers that libraries are using such as Ezyproxy to give access to 
known sites are not suitable for our requirements.

I am interested in hearing from anyone who has some suggestions or 
solutions. Is anyone else got this going?

Mark Borrie
IT Security Officer,
Information Technology Services, University of Otago,
Dunedin, N.Z.
Ph +64 3 479-8395, Fax +64 3 479-5080, Mobile +64 27 609-6409

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