- Click here to launch the link generator tool. Use this tool to generate a link that is accessible to anyone with a valid UT NetID and password.
- You can use this for yourself, or when creating a link to share (for instance, a link to an article within blackboard).
Caveats for the Link Generator Tool:
- “Proxied” links created using the Link Generator Tool will work from both on and off campus. However, please note that:
- The link must be a “persistent” link. This means that the link is not generated with a session identifier. When in doubt try it, but test the link a day later to be sure it still works.
When proxy links are created, the syntax of the URL is changed so that information can be accessed from off-campus; for example, you can give students access to an article within your Blackboard site.
If “http://proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=” is added before a link address, a URL such as
and will be accessible to anyone with a valid NetID and password.