How to Access
This help page provides the information you need to access free and subscribed content on the Social Explorer site.
If you do not find the information you need, other useful resources include:
2. Publicly Available Content
A scaled-down version of Social Explorer is freely available to the general public. You may access it by going to the maps or reports section on the site. There you will find hundreds of maps and reports from the 2000 Census, as well as a limited set of additional data.
3. Accessing the site
After your subscription setup is complete, there are a variety of ways to access the site.
3.1 Automatic Authentication
Automatic authentication is the most common means of accessing the contents of Social Explorer. Most institutions will set up their access via IP-authentication or URL referrer. If you come to the site through a subscribing institution, you will automatically be logged in when you access the site - you don’t have to do anything.
3.2 EZ-Proxy setup
To set up EZ-Proxy you will need to add the following configuration string to your EZ-Proxy settings:
Title Social Explorer
Social Explorer requires the following configuration in config.txt/ezproxy.cfg:
IMPORTANT: http://www.socialexplorer.com/ezproxy should be the landing page users are
3.3 Username and Password
If you have password access to the site, type your username and password into the login fields from the link on the home page.
Remember that your password is case-sensitive.
4. Subscriber Services
Subscribers to Social Explorer can access their account details, update account information, and retrieve usage statistics.