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We can add access URLs for resources as we become aware of them but for resources outside of the OpenAthens federation we have no direct relationship with the providers ourselves and whilst we may have a good idea of what any given access URL will be, we do not ourselves have access so cannot test it. You can help by passing on any working URLs you are given by the service providers when you have needed to add one. Our service desk can check them and then include them with the resource in the catalogue for all to benefit from.

If your users are being presented with redirector links the access URL will usually be bypassed in favour of the specified target URL.

URL formats:

There are two common types of access URL for federated resources (often called WAYFless URLs because they bypass the step where the user has to select an organisation on the Where Are You From page).