Kopernio streamlines access to your library's subscription journals. To do this, Kopernio facilitates the authentication process by connecting you directly to your institution's authentication webpage. Your credentials are never sent to Kopernio and never leave your browser other than to be submitted to the verified institutional authentication service.
After the first successful authentication, your credentials are encrypted and stored in your local browser cache so they can be automatically resubmitted to the authentication platform when a new session begins. If you do not wish to store your credentials, you can disable this feature via the settings menu.
The diagrams below show how your credentials are stored and secured during the authentication process.
1. When you hit a paywall, Kopernio can detect that you have no access. It triggers an authentication attempt by loading your Institution’s Authentication Page.
NOTE: In both cases, your credentials are never transmitted to the Kopernio servers. Credentials do not leave your browser other than to be sent to your Institution’s Authentication Page.