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.
– Muse Proxy Advanced Configuration.pdf. Manual with technical information on advanced configuration of Muse Proxy.
– Muse Proxy Sources Profiling.pdf. This document describes how to profile a Muse Proxy Source.
– Muse Proxy Administrator Console.pdf. Manual describing the Muse Proxy Administrator Console features.
– Muse Proxy Monitoring and Management using JMX.pdf. Advanced monitoring tools and techniques for monitoring Muse Proxy.
– Muse Proxy Release Notes.pdf. Release notes of Muse Proxy.

Also some general information is further below.

Muse Proxy has a multi-tenant architecture, capable of hosting in the same installation multiple client implementations, each having their own set of resources available and authentication methods.

In Muse Proxy terminology we have Muse Proxy Applications, which are a logical and physical bundle of all items specific for a customer implementation:

– the end user interface (HTML/JS/CSS files). The end-user interface can be easily customized as they are implemented with the Apache FreeMarker templating engine. An end-user interface for a Muse Proxy Application is optional. Each Muse Proxy installation comes by default with two Muse Proxy Applications Templates which you can use as base for creating your customers’ Muse Proxy Applications.
– the resources available;
– the authentication method(s).

By default Muse Proxy comes with a template application, containing a list of sources configured for demo purposes only.

where replace Muse_Proxy_Hostname with the fully qualified domain name of your Muse Proxy installation and Port with the value of the port on which you installed Muse Proxy (default 9797).

We do not recommend using the template applications in production as they will be overwritten by future Muse Proxy upgrades. New Muse Proxy applications must be created for production by copying the existing template.

You can use MKPF for tests in which you can add new Muse Proxy Sources from the EduLib repository :
or you can create new sources profiles by following the profiling rules from the “Muse Proxy Sources Profiling.pdf” manual.
The Muse Proxy Sources are XML files which store all necessary information about a resource, from the URL to access, to rewriting rules for rewriting its content and administrative information such as name, description, etc.
For ProQuest we already have about 80 source profiles for the various databases.

There are several ways of connecting to Muse Proxy:
1) Via the Muse Proxy Application interface. The Muse Proxy Application is a web application which presents to the end-user the collection of subscribed resources under a nice interface with several features like:
– Alphabetical View;
– Grouped view by Subject and/or Type;
– The possibility to have a description for each resource;
– The possibility to have a logo for each resource;
– Pagination options;
– Sorting options.

2) Via “proxified” URLs placed in your website, or constructed dynamically by your discovery/federated search implementation, URLs of the form:


where Muse_Proxy_Hostname is the hostname of your Muse Proxy instance; Port is the port on which it runs (default 9797); ApplicationID is the ID of the Muse Proxy Application; Publisher_URL is the URL to the publisher platform.

For example:


When accessing such URL, if not already authenticated, Muse Proxy will authenticate the end-user through the configured authentication method, and upon authentication will present the end-user the publisher website in a rewritten form.

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