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[EP-tech] HTTPS and Shib help

We messed with our IR server recently and now https and shibboleth won't work symbiotically. We hired students to process item submissions from faculty and staff; however, the shibboleth permissions for students doesn't allow for inputting records into our IR. What we do to overwrite this is create backdoor student user accounts apart from shibboleth so that they can work with processing items into the IR. 

The catch ever since we changed servers, eprints http autocorrects to the shib login request.
In order to get to the https log in we have to copy the link address, remove the home from 
cgi/users/home and replace it with cgi/users/login. Once logged in, the only page that 
doesn't correct to http/shib is the "edit page phrases" and the static pages. In order
to stay logged in through the backdoor, we again copy the link address from "Manage Records", 
for instance, paste it into the address bar, and add an "s" to end of the "http". 

Any ideas on how to fix this so that when we are logged in as a backdoor user, we stay
logged in instead of being redirected to shibboleth via http? Hopefully that makes sense and that comes from my limited experience with Eprints. 

Caitlin Ryan 
Library Specialist, Sr.