May 18, 2022

Library Privacy: Project Muse Moving to SSL, HTTPS URLs Will Begin Appearing This May

Kudos to Project Muse!  This is the second item like this in two days. (-: Let’s hope more are in the works from other data providers.

From a Statement in the Project Muse Newsletter:

Project MUSE is beginning the process of updating the MUSE site to use secure site protocol. This change will take effect as of May 15, 2015.

What this means is that URLs for MUSE pages will include the https designation rather than the http (no ‘s’).  MUSE is making the change in order to provide a secure site to protect end users, libraries and publishers.

All links to content will automatically redirect. However, items that require updating as a result of this change include proxy servers and referring/encrypted URLs.

There should not be an interruption of service during the transition, and updated links will work immediately.

This transition has no impact on the end user experience. End users will be authenticated using the current established methods and no changes are needed to continue using the site as usual.

See Also: Bibliocommons Will Expand Use of SSL To Include Entire Search Process (March 18, 2015)

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