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OpenAthens

Introducing the library's new authentication system

Signing In to OpenAthens

Links to library resources that are enabled through OpenAthens are often called "Athenized" links.

In most cases, if you have already logged into Okta in your browser, clicking on an Athenized link will route you to the resource without any need for an extra log-in step. If any login is required, you will encounter the normal Okta login page:

AU-branded Okta login page

In some cases, you may be prompted by OpenAthens to select your institution, before being sent to the AU Okta login page. If so, you will encounter this screen, where entering "Aurora" or "Aurora University" will bring up the correct sign in option:

OpenAthens login screen with AU Sign-in link highlighted

If you are able to successfully sign in to Okta but are not able to reach the library resources you need, please contact us! Librarians are always happy to help you access the information you need or place an interlibrary loan request for an unavailable item.

If you have trouble signing in to Okta, please reset your password or contact ITS.