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Learn how to use the FormVariable config.txt directive to protect passwords in EZproxy.

FormVariable is the most common method of password protection. Login is handled by EZproxy in the background. This directive should be used when IP-check is not available. FormVariable can be used to prevent the need for smaller vendors or journals to share login credentials with patrons. 

When FormVariable is used, the link on your A to Z database list will display as:


Username/password form automation demonstrating FormVariable with the typical, default values:

Title Some Database
URL -Form=post somedb
FormVariable username=someuser
FormVariable password=somepass
FormVariable action=login