Muse Proxy is a highly customizable multi-platform proxy server, easy to use and configure, acting successfully as a gateway to authenticated restricted content, rewriting web server, Web Access Management (WAM), proxy server and reverse proxy. It has been used for more than 10 years within the Muse Federated Search Platform to manage the authentication to resources and the navigation to full text, by restoring the server session on end-user browser.
Libraries use it to allow access from outside their computer network to restricted-access web sites such as ProQuest, EBSCOHost, SpringerLink, Wolters Kluwer, LexisNexis etc. that authenticate users by IP address, HTTP cookies, Referrer address, HTTP authorization or by any other authentication implemented using CGI parameters. Companies use it to allow access to their employees from outside their computer network to internal resources.
As a Web Access Management (WAM), Muse Proxy can provide access to a variety of free or authenticated data resources through Muse Proxy Applications. By means of Muse Proxy Applications one may provide to users a web interface that will allow single sign-on to access various resources all over the Internet. The sources present in a Muse Proxy Application authenticate to the target sites on behalf of the user. In this way, the users of a Muse Proxy Application are provided with a single sign-on interface from which they can access authenticated target sites without knowing the access or authentication details for those sites. The authentication to the Muse Proxy Applications is made via configurable authentication login modules, allowing various authentication types: User/Password, IP or any combination.