OpenAthens for Remote Access

All about off-campus authentication using OpenAthens

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Multi-factor authentication processMarch 2020

Faculty, staff, and student employees will be required to login with Multi-factor Authentication (MFA).  You'll see this extra step when logging into library resources through OpenAthens. 
More about MFA

Welcome to OpenAthens!

OpenAthens is an identity and IP-based authentication system that provides access to our licensed online resources via single sign-on (SSO) technology. OpenAthens offers a more secure and reliable experience for our remote users, without the “proxy error,” “cache error.” “upstream error” and other annoyances that have proliferated in the last few years.

On-campus users will still navigate directly to resources without a login.

Off-campus users will see the familiar campus login page and will use their UARK email and password for access to resources.