EZProxy redirect extension for Google Chrome
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Chrome EZProxy Redirect

By: Tom Wambold tom5760@gmail.com

Updates By: Rohit Agrawal https://github.com/rohitagr

Code: https://github.com/tom5760/chrome-ezproxy

Extension: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/gfhnhcbpnnnlefhobdnmhenofhfnnfhi


Many universities use EZProxy to allow its students access to various online databases. This extension adds a button to Chrome which allows for a quick way to reload the current page through your EZProxy system.

All it does is pass the URL to your library's EZProxy login URL. For example:


would change to:


Change Log

Version 18 - June 13, 2018:

  • Add copy option to right-clicking the browser button, which was excluded from the previous version by mistake.

Version 17 - June 12, 2018:

  • Add support for Mozilla Firefox from the same code base.
  • Add an option when right-clicking a link, to copy the transformed URL to the clipboard. Right now, this only works on Google Chrome. Thanks Adam Rickey @ University of San Diego for the idea.
  • Allow using multiple proxies simultaneously. On the options screen, multiple proxies can be chosen. When more than one is selected, clicking the extension button will display a popup listing all of them. Context menus will also display a sub-menu allowing choice of proxy.

Version 16 - August 10, 2017:

  • Update to yesterdays release, now uses the "activeTab" permission, instead of the "tabs" permission, which removes the scary warning about the extension being able to access browser history (it doesn't).

Version 15 - August 9, 2017:

  • Update to fix issue in Chrome 60. The latest version of Chrome restricts access to the URL the current tab is on behind the "tabs" permission. This is required so that the extension can redirect you when you click the extension button. Nothing about the actual function of the extension changed, just the added permission to keep the current functionality working.

Version 14 - December 12, 2014:

  • Use chrome's synced storage to save the redirect url

Version 10 - March 23, 2011:

  • Added support for updating URL lists from my EZProxy URL Database, so I don't have to release new versions of the extension just to add new URLs. https://ezproxy-db.appspot.com/
  • Fixed Columbia University URL (thanks Chris)
  • Added RIT URL (thanks Sakshar)

Version 8,9 - December 20, 2010:

  • Added URL for University of Central Florida (thanks Pieter).
  • Updated icon (I seem to have forgotten to commit it last time).

Version 5 - September 8, 2010:

  • Added context menu item for links.
  • Added drop down box in options to select school.

Version 4 - March 3, 2010:

  • Initial version on GitHub.
  • Simple redirect button.