EZproxy Bookmarklet for iOS

Mobile browsers require several steps to install a bookmarklet, but if you set it up, the mobile version is easy to use.

Part One: Setup

  1. Using iPhone? Skip and go to Part Two
  2. On iPad, go to Settings and tap Safari
  3. Set Show Favorites Bar > ON

Control what appears in your iPad Favorites Bar: open Safari and tap the bookmarks icon. Then tap Edit.

Part Two: Creating the Bookmark

  1. Open Safari browser and view this page (the one you’re reading now)
  2. Tap on the share icon share icon found at top or bottom of your screen
  3. Tap Bookmark bookmark icon found at top or bottom of your screen to save this page
  4. Ensure save is to Locations > Favorites and then tap Done

Part Three: Editing the Bookmarklet

  1. Select and copy the bookmarklet code. If needed, adjust the selection, to include all before tapping Copy
    javascript:void((function(){location.href='https://ucsf.idm.oclc.org/login?qurl='+encodeURIComponent(location.href);})());
  2. Tap the bookmarks icon bookmark no text and be sure you’re viewing Favorites
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Select the bookmark saved in Part Two, called Reload via EZproxy
  5. Tap the address/URL field and clear it by tapping the x
  6. Tap on the word Address, and tap Paste to add the javascript code
  7. Tap Done twice: once in the keyboard and once at lower corner of the Favorites box

Using the Bookmarklet

  1. NOTE: Bookmarklet is only needed if you go directly to a journal – not starting from a link on the UCSF Library website.
  2. Clicked to view an article and not granted full access? Tap the bookmarks icon bookmark no text > Favorites > Reload via EZproxy.
  3. You will be prompted to log in with your MyAccess credentials.
  4. Once authenticated as UCSF, you should get the full text.
  5. You will remain authenticated as UCSF until you close the browser.

Problems?