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How to Bypass the "Security Error" Message: Home

Why am I receiving this error message?

We are temporarily experiencing some problems accessing some of our library databases from off-campus. It is not at the fault of the database website. They are indeed secure and will not put any of your information at risk. The problem is with our on-campus proxy server. We are working with our I.T. department to resolve it. In the meantime, please follow these steps to access the databases affected:

How do I bypass the security/privacy error message I encounter on certain databases?

1. When you click on one of the affected databases from off-campus, you will see an error messages similar to this:

(This example is from the Chrome internet browser)

2. To get access to the database, click on "Advanced." Click on "Proceed to *insert name of database here*" and then click "Continue" in the box that pops up.

3. If the above steps do not take you to the database, do not proceed further and contact us at erin.sanchez@bryan.edu.

Internet Explorer (IE) is an outdated internet browser and is not compatible with many of the library website's features. There is no way to bypass the security/privacy error messages you encounter while using IE. We recommend using one of the following browsers:

1. When you click on one of the affected databases from off-campus, you will see an error messages similar to this:

(This example is from the Microsoft Edge internet browser.)

microsoft edge

 

2. Click on "Continue to this webpage (not recommended)." 

If the above steps do not take you to the database, do not proceed further and contact us at erin.sanchez@bryan.edu.

1. When you click on one of the affected databases from off-campus, you will see an error message like this:

(This example is from the Mozilla Firefox internet browser)

2. Click "Advanced" and then on "Add Exception."

3. Click on "Confirm Security Exception."

If the above steps do not take you to the database, do not proceed further and contact us at erin.sanchez@bryan.edu.

1. When you click on one of the affected databases from off-campus, you will see an error message like this:

(This example is from the Safari internet browser)

"This connection is not private" image from Safari

 

2. To get access to the database, click on "show details," and then click on "visit this website."

3. Click on "Visit Website" in the new box that pops up.

4. Now you will be asked to enter the password that you use to login to your computer.


Using Safari on your personal Mac computer, these steps may vary depending on how you have set up your security settings.

If the above steps do not take you to the database, do not proceed further and contact us at erin.sanchez@bryan.edu.

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