Each institution can enable a mix of the methods below to suit their individual needs, including EZproxy, OpenAthens or Shibboleth, Referral URLs, and Username and Password access. However, for federated access through single sign-on (SSO) services, such as Open Athens or Shibboleth, we can only enable one of this access type per account 

If we are setting up any off-campus methods which allows for multiple methods to be set up, any new off-campus access method that we set up will not interfere with access methods set up previously, and there are no extra costs involved. 


Please note that for all off-campus methods we offer, all users (e.g. students, faculty, or your institution's employees) will be entitled to all your holdings. Singling out individual products is not possible. Further, all usage will be counted towards your normal COUNTER usage statistics. Unfortunately, we cannot provide usage per access method. 

What off-campus access methods (remote access) does Sage Learning Resources offer through Secure Center?

In addition to IP authentication on campus, Sage Journals supports the following access methods off campus: 

Federated Single Sign-on (SSO) via Open Athens or Shibboleth

Account administrators can log in to Secure Center to enable OpenAthens or Shibboleth access. Full instructions can be found here:

For any assistance adding OpenAthens or Shibboleth details to your Secure Center account, please contact with the following details:

  • Institution name and account number (should you have it)
  • The OpenAthens or Shibboleth entity ID for your institution
  • For OpenAthens please also provide the Organization ID for your institution
  • If a Scope is required for your OpenAthens or Shibboleth configuration, please provide this information as well

EZproxy (OCLC product)

Please e-mail your dedicated proxy IP(s) to Global IP Updates at, and we will add your proxy IP(s) to your account. Please note that you will need to include in your configuration the latest EZproxy stanza for Sage Publications, which is available on the OCLC EZproxy support website.

Referral URLs (HTTPs only)

This method is as follows: 

  • The user is authenticated, logs into your secure and password-protected web page.
  • They will then be referred to Sage Journals from a page of your choosing.
  • When the user clicks on the Sage Learning Resources link, the browser request sends the URL over, and this is the URL we authenticate traffic from.  

To set this up, please contact our Global Online Technical Support Team at with the following details:

  • Institution name and account number (should you have it)
  • The URL(s) you wish to have added to your account
  • A username and password to your secure page, so we can test the access whilst setting it up

Username and Password

Account administrators can create individual logins for Secondary Users on Secure Center. Full instructions on how to set this up can be found here:

Contact Information

If you are also using IP address authentication for your on-campus or off-campus (proxy or VPN) users, and you wish to update your registered IP addresses with Sage, please contact us at Please also see our FAQ article, Which IP formats are supported?

If you have any questions regarding any of the authentication methods above, please contact the Sage Online Technical Support Team at