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Postponed BadgerLink Outage -- New Date August 9-12

Friday, May 10, 2019

Due to server issues identified by the BadgerLink authentication and Super Search vendor, Auto-Graphics, their platform upgrade has been postponed. The migration has been rescheduled for the weekend of August 9-12. BadgerLink resources and Super Search are now slated to go offline at 7pm on Friday, August 9th, and be back online at 7am on Monday morning, August 12th.

Effective August 12th all BadgerLink authenticated URLs will also change. Auto-Graphics will provide a redirect of the previous URLs for up to 6 months, however any library or school that places direct links to BadgerLink resources on a website, within a proxy, or another SSO application such as OpenAthens, will need to edit the URLs no later than early February 2020 in order to continue providing users access outside of the BadgerLink website. New URLs are listed in the BadgerLink Resource URLs spreadsheet.

For reference the current authenticated URL structure is as follows:

https://www.wiscat.net/homepages/CustomerWide/ValidateGlobalIP.asp?cuid=stwi&lid=stwi&dataid=71&term=

The new URL structure will be formatted as:

https://www.wiscat.net/ext/validateglobal.php?cid=stwi&lid=stwi&dataid=71

This upgrade will not affect functionality of any BadgerLink resource, however the Super Search platform will see new features and more modern styling. Additional details on these upgrades will be posted in the coming weeks!

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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