Networks & Connectivity

Web Proxy

A proxy server forwards requests between a web browser and the requested website.

When requests for restricted resources access the Bruin OnLine (BOL) proxy server, it will appear to originate from the UCLA campus. The BOL 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 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.

This service ensures that you have easy access to UCLA's restricted content and resources, based on your group affiliations and your current network location.

Note: You must have a UCLA Logon ID to access this service.

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Getting Started

Please visit the BOL's Web Proxy Server page for more information on:

  • Configuring your computer to access the Proxy Server
  • Information for BOL user from the Veterans Affairs