Problem Report: Primo and Ebrary

There are currently problems logging into Primo and Ebrary, and other Shibboleth authenticated resources. We are aware of the problems and IT Services staff are investigating as a matter of urgency. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant (Schools of Law and Business)


Disruption to Shibboleth service

MAINTENANCE: The Shibboleth login service will be shut down for approx. 20 minutes between 17:00 and 17:30 hrs on Wednesday 31st August.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Improved off-campus access: Lyell Collection

We now have Shibboleth access to the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection of full text journals and other publications. No more worries associated with setting the proxy on your browser for this when you are off-campus! The Collection is available at

  • Use the Sign In by User Name/Password option on the home page
  • Click on the Login via your Institution option
  • Ensure that UK Access Management Federation is selected
  • Select University of Aberdeen at the Institution drop-down menu
  • Type in your university computer username and password


Susan McCourt,

Database reminder: CrossFire and Reaxys

Access to the specialised chemical CrossFire database service will end at midnight on 31 December 2010. Anyone trying to access the CrossFire service after that date will be re-directed to the replacement Reaxys service.

Reaxys is available at To access Reaxys from off-campus you must set a proxy on your web browser. Some progress is being made on providing a Shibboleth/Institution login but an activation date for this has not yet been confirmed.
Susan McCourt,

Shibboleth – sorted

The Shibboleth login service has been restored. Access to databases such as Scopus and Web of Science, and electronic journal providers such as Wiley via this login route is now working correctly. For returning students you will see a different login page than you are used to however, you continue to use your University computer username and password to login.

Susan McCourt

Update on access to ebrary

Due to the current problem with Shibboleth ebrary have altered our account temporarily so that IP authentication is possible. This should allow people working on campus, or those off-campus who set the web proxy in their browser,  to directly access the e-books. Instructions on how to set the web proxy are available at

Unfortunately it will not be possible to view books on your bookshelf or other personalised features available through Shibboleth login.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Elaine Shallcross