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Redirector IP bypass zones allow you to bypass OpenAthens authentication at locations known locations to you where the resources will allow access via IP authentication. This is very useful if you have to maintain separate links to resources in your library catalogue, portal or link resolver tool depending on when account holders are inside or outside of your network. Redirector bypass zones will work with any resource that has either an access URL (bypassable) or a redirector configuration (redirectable).


A high level version of the user journey would go something like this:

User follows Redirector link
Location recognised

Location not recognised


Passed directly to resource
for IP authentication


OpenAthens authentication



Configuring IP ranges

Menu: Preferences > Redirector


Enter the IP addresses or ranges that are covered by IP authentication for your resources and save preferences.E.g: