FAQ Category: General

Is Muse Proxy supporting Transport Layer Protocol (TLS) 1.2?

The short answer is Yes, Muse Proxy support TLS 1.2. Muse Proxy runs on Java, hence it uses the Java Virtual Machine security settings, it does not rely on anything from the Operating System in this regard. Also it is not compiled with any specific SSL libraries versions like other software is. Starting with Java…

I just installed Muse Proxy, how can I add my ProQuest subscription?

A complete set of manuals on Muse Proxy is available in your installation in the following path – $MUSE_HOME/proxy/doc, where $MUSE_HOME is the location on disk where you installed it: – Muse Proxy Install.pdf. This is the installation manual. – Muse Proxy.pdf. This is a manual with general information on Muse Proxy, describing its features….

How can I customize the Muse Proxy Applications UI?

The Muse Proxy Application UI is based on skins. If you want to customize the look and feel for a Muse Proxy Application we recommend the following approach: – copy the existing skin with a different name. The skins folder is located on disk in the following location: %MUSE_HOME%\proxy\webcontexts\Applications\ APPLICATION_ID\www\static\skins where replace the APPLICATION_ID with…

How can I tell what version of Muse Proxy I am running?

The version of muse proxy can be found via putting in the following URL in an address bar on a browser such as FireFox or Internet Explorer: http://PROXY_HOST:PROXY_PORT/ProxyInformation In the above URL, PROXY_HOST is the server that is hosting Muse Proxy. PROXY PORT is the port that is running proxy. The default port for Muse…

How Muse Proxy handles Flash and Java Applets?

The Flash and Java Applets resources are binary files which cannot be processed by any re-writing proxy, including Muse Proxy. Flash and Java Applets may load in pages re-written by Muse Proxy as long as there are no absolute pathnames in URLs inside them or if there is an object parameter of the Flash or…

What is Proxy Chaining?

In Muse, there are 2 types of proxy chaining: a) “ProxyChaining” happens when the MNM chains with the proxy used for source authentication. In a Muse application where we have configured a MNM_HOST to re-write the record links and a PROXY_HOST to use for authentication we have the following scenarios: 1) If the MNM and…

What are the ‘Type 1’ and ‘Type 2’ rewritten links?

They are types of rewritten links handled by the ‘Navigation Manager’ web context. A) Example of ‘Type 1’ rewritten URL: http://navigationManagerHost:navigationManagerPort/com/site/?MuseProtocol=ProtocolValue&MuseHost=some.site.com &targetSiteParameter1=targetSiteParameterValue1 … &targetSiteParameterN=targetSiteParameterValueN &MuseCookie=CookieValue&MuseReferer=RefererValue &MuseAuthorization=AuthorizationValue &MuseAuthorizationScheme=AuthorizationSchemeValue &MuseProxyHost=ProxyHostValue&MuseProxyPort=ProxyPortValue &MuseProxyPac=ProxyPacValue &MuseProxyAuthorization=ProxyAuthorizationValue &MuseProxyAuthorizationScheme=ProxyAuthorizationSchemeValue &MuseCharset=CharsetValue&MuseUID=UIDValue &MuseProxyAuthenticationToken=ProxyAuthenticationTokenValue &MuseNavigationManagerMode=NavigationManagerModeValue&MusePath=PathValue A rewritten link is of ‘Type 1’ format if it contains the Muse Navigation Manager authentication markers (MuseCookie, MuseReferer, MuseProxyHost etc….

What authentication types a Muse Proxy Application supports?

For authenticating the end-users into a Muse Proxy Application the following authentication modules are available: –ProxyLoginModuleUserPassword. Performs User Name/Password authentication. –ProxyLoginModuleIP. Performs IP authentication based on client machine IP. –ProxyLoginModuleLDAP. Performs authentication against a LDAP Server. –ProxyLoginModuleFTP. Performs authentication against a FTP Server. The FTP authentication module supports NONE, SSL or TLS connection encryptions. –…

Why I am getting delays when accessing my configured sources in a Muse Proxy Application running on Windows Server?

This may be due to the default Windows limitations for network connections, more exactly the max limit set on simultaneous network connections. Receiving the TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts error in Windows Event Viewer for Event ID 4226 is a clear sign of reaching the…

When I click on the persistent URL link, why am I being asked for authentication details?

The PERSISTENT-URL (sometimes also called durable URLs or durable links) is a url to a detailed native record and it is specifically not rewritten by Muse Navigation Manager. The PERSISTENT-URL link was created as an URL for which the users will use their own authentication to access the native data. The PERSISTENT-URL was specifically designed…