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UA NetID/WebAuth

When off-campus, use the AHSL website to link to restricted resources (e-journals, databases, etc.). You will automatically be redirected to a login screen for authentication of your UA status. Enter your NetID and password and you'll have access to all library resources for the duration of the browser session.  

Alternatively, use the AHSL Proxy Bookmarklet if you link to restricted resources from sources other than the AHSL website.  Download it to your computer browser or your iPhone, Android or iPad.

A third option is to install the UA VPN (Virtual Private Network) software on your off-campus computer. This allows you to connect to the University and immediately be recognized as a UA affiliate. The VPN also provides extra security by encrypting data to and from your computer.  Note: the VPN cannot be used to access UpToDate.

Download VPN Software 

General info about installing & using the VPN client 

Create your UA NetID

Go to the UA NetID webpage with the following information:

  1. Your eight-digit employee or student ID (older ID #s were 9-digitis)

  2. Personal Identification # (one-time pin # sent directly from UA upon admission or new hire)

  3. Your birthdate

Preceptors and Community Faculty:  If you are lacking any of the above information, contact your College/Department. Be aware that most but not all library resources, will be available to you from off campus. See: Access to UpToDate.

Banner-UMC locations: As the transition proceeds, access to UA-licensed information resources will be restricted to UA affiliates within Banner-UMC (Tucson, South & clinics). See Services to Banner-UMC.

For more assistance

Forgot your NetID or password? Reset it here.  For all other problems with your UA NetID, contact the University Information Techology Services (UITS) Help Desk.

Check here for troubleshooting advice for other problems accessing library resources from off campus or send us an email about your problem.

Last updated Feb 27, 2015 by Joan Schlimgen