Access ARTstor — anywhere, anytime
ARTstor authenticates users by their IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, which are the numbers that identify every computer on the internet. Every institution has one or a set of IP addresses that identify the computers physically networked on its campus. We rely on those IP addresses to determine whether or not a user is authorized to access the ARTstor Digital Library. When a user attempts to access ARTstor from off-campus, the IP address will not be recognized.
The following options are available for remote (i.e., off-campus) access to ARTstor:
- Access by proxy
A proxy server is a computer that acts as an intermediary between a remote user and the electronic resources available at a particular institution. When a user logs in via proxy, it forwards requests to the library's licensed resources, making it appear as if the user is working on-campus and therefore coming from a valid IP address. Proxy server access is typically granted through an institution's library website.
- Access Grace Period
Users may access ARTstor remotely by first creating a registered user account when accessing ARTstor from a valid IP address (either on campus or through a proxy server). (Read more about registration.)
Each registered user account comes with a 120-day "grace period" during which it may be used to access ARTstor from any computer, regardless of IP address; if a user tries to access ARTstor from off-campus, a page requesting log-in information will appear. As long as there is time remaining in the Remote Access Grace Period, the user will be able to log in and enter ARTstor with his or her registered user account. Each time a user logs in to his or her account from an authenticated IP address (i.e., from within the institution's network), the 120-day grace period is reset.
- Log-in Script
This option may be used if a proxy server is unavailable, the Remote Access Grace Period is not adequate, or if an institution uses referring URLs, which are not supported by ARTstor. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this option.
For more information about remote access to ARTstor, please see our Online Help.
Access and the Offline Image Viewer (OIV)
Each installation of the OIV must be authenticated the first time the program is opened, as well as every 120 days thereafter. Authentication only affects ARTstor content, and you can continue to use OIV with local content without authentication. But, as soon as you re-authenticate the software, ARTstor content will become available for use once again.
For more information about remote access and the OIV, please see our Online Help.
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887 - 1986; Pedernal - from the Ranch 1 (Pedernal - from Ranch #1); 1956; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; ARTstor ID# AMICO_MINIAPOLIS_103820513
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