The technical team at JSTOR advise that beginning today (20 August) they are carrying out some maintenance work on their Shibboleth infrastructure – work that may cause authentication delays for new off-campus visitors to the platform. They report:
Shibboleth users that are logging into JSTOR for the first time (e.g. new accounts) may experience between a 5-30 minute delay in being authenticated. We recommend that if users have this experience, they come back to JSTOR and login again after 30 minutes has past. At that point, they should gain access immediately.
Please note that this only impacts new users. Users that have already logged into JSTOR prior to today should not experience any delay.
It is expected that the work will be completed early next week (by 25 August). Direct on-campus access will not be affected by this work.