EZProxy Redirect Foxified

EZProxy Redirect Foxified

Quickly reload pages through your library's EZProxy for accessing paywalled journal articles and websites.

EZProxy Redirect Foxified
What is EZProxy Redirect Foxified?
'EZProxy Redirect Foxified' is a Firefox extension modeled after Tom Wambold's Chrome extension EZProxy Redirect. It adds a button to your Firefox browser, enabling quick reloading of pages through your library's EZProxy system, granting ready access to paywalled journal articles and websites. It enables conversion of regular URLs to your library's EZProxy login URL. An alternative for non-university users is to host own proxy server and use this extension by adding its address.
Stats
By: piptaz
Users: 1,853 ▲ 26
Rating: 4.38 (13)
Version: 1.19.1 (Last updated: 2021-05-08)
Creation date: 2017-10-01
Weekly download count: 25
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • https://ezproxy-db.appspot.com/proxies.json
Size: 55.24K
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Summary

Quickly reload pages through your library's EZProxy for accessing paywalled journal articles and websites.

This is a port of Tom Wambold's Chrome extension EZProxy Redirect @ https://github.com/tom5760/chrome-ezproxy


Many universities use EZProxy to allow its students access to various online databases. This extension adds a button to Firefox 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:

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/

would change to:

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Simple and effective
  • Saves time off campus
  • Indispensable for doing uni at home
  • Useful for people in academia
  • Supports multiple platforms including Firefox and Chrome
Cons
  • Doesn't support dark themes
  • Issues with Windows 11
  • No way to add a custom URL directly on Android
  • Code repository was not initially public
Most mentioned
  • Usefulness for academic research
  • Saves time
  • Ease of use
  • Issues with custom URL
  • Repository issue
Recent reviews
EZProxy Redirect Foxified just works. It includes tons of proxies from all kinds of universities and libraries. If yours isn't listed, you can add a custom one. And the addon works within mere seconds.
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Safety
Risk impact

EZProxy Redirect Foxified is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

EZProxy Redirect Foxified has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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