BJU employs a transparent proxy for ease of wireless use on campus and to further the continued improvement of the campus network.
What is a transparent proxy?
A proxy functions as an intermediary between your computer and the website you are trying to contact. This is done for added security and control of what goes in and out. The transparent proxy operates in the background and allows you to go to websites without having to enter your login information repeatedly.
Why do I have to log in to certain sites?
The campus filter has three levels of access for websites, based on the website category. The three categories are allow, block, or allow with authentication. Authentication means that you need to log in to the proxy in order to reach the website. These three settings are based on categories set up by our filter. If you are being asked for your login information, it means you are going to a website that has been put in a category that requires authentication. Click here for a partial list of site categories.
Does the proxy track where I go on the internet?
Yes and no. The transparent proxy records the websites that are visited from each device. If you are not required to log in to a web page, all the proxy knows is that your device went to that site. If a site requires a login, the proxy can then tell that you logged in to go to that site. Because of this, it is critical that you avoid leaving your device open for others to use and that you never share your BJU password. You will also want to protect your devices with a passcode, password, or some other form of personal authentication.
Can sites be blocked/unblocked?
Yes. If you come across a site that you feel should be blocked/unblocked, please submit a site review request from the page being blocked or email firstname.lastname@example.org.