What Is a Proxy Server?
A proxy server forwards requests between a web browser and the requested website. When requests for restricted resources access the proxy server, it will appear to originate from the UCLA campus. The UCLA proxy server currently provides access to IP restricted websites.
Access to some of UCLA's Web content is restricted solely to UCLA IP addresses because of licensing and/or copyright agreements such as California Digital Library content and UCLA Library electronic journals. To use these services you must access them from a computer with a UCLA IP address. Users who are utilizing other Internet Service Providers (ISP) to remotely access restricted content do not have a UCLA IP address and are therefore denied access, unless a proxy server is used to reach the restricted content.
Currently, the proxy server is open to all students, faculty, and staff members that have a eligible UCLA Logon ID. The proxy server will require you to provide your UCLA Logon ID and password.
Configuring Your Computer to Access the Proxy Server
This section provides detailed instructions on how to manually configure various web browsers to use the proxy server for access to restricted UCLA online services. Select your web browser below: