Off-campus Access

For the convenience of users, CNKI provides a variety of login methods, including IP login, account/password login and code scan login. At the same time, CNKI support off-campus access, and users and librarians can have a better understanding and using of off-campus access through following information.

If you are a librarian:

CNKI supports off-campus access through Shibboleth SSO, as well as proxy servers Ezproxy and OpenAthens. Please click button below to download proxy config.txt.

It should be noted that there are three prerequisites for Shibboleth service activation:

  • (1) The university has applied SSO system.
  • (2) The university has deployed shibboleth IDP locally(IDP should dock with the certification system of university).
  • (3) The university’s IDP has parsed by Shibboleth service provider or federation.

For more information, please refer to Shibboleth's official website.

If you are a user:

If there is need to access CNKI outside the campus/institution, please click "Off-campus Access" entry on the login interface to reach the “CNKI Off-campus Access for Colleges/Universities/Institutions” page. If your institution is displayed on this page, it means that your institution supports remote access to CNKI through the Shibboleth proxy server, please click and jump to the institution login page. If your institution is not available on this page, please contact the librarian for other remote access methods.

The specific steps are as follows:

Step 1: Click the "Off-campus Access" button on the login page.

Step 2: Enter "CNKI Off-Campus Access for Colleges/Universities/Institutions" page, select university or institution name, then you can jump to the institution page to log in and access to CNKI platform.

If the institution name displayed on upper right corner of homepage, it proves that you have successfully logged in. If the name of institution is not properly displayed, please feedback to the librarian to contact us.