Users visiting the new my.vitallaw.com site post-launch for the first time may be required to enter their credentials. However, most users with established cookies should not have to re-authenticate. If a password is forgotten, there is a link to easily reset it via email.
Upon successful log in, customers will be greeted with a welcome message, only once, explaining the changes. There are two options: follow the link in the message to explore the new site or stay in their subscription by clicking ‘Got it!’ or the ‘X’ in the top right corner.
If the User follows the link, or goes directly to vitallaw.com, they will be directed to the new site, greeted with a different welcome message and prompted to ‘Explore’ the site.
When customers are ready to access their subscription, they will simply click on the Log In button at the top right of the page.
If the customer has an active session, they will be directed to the home page without interruption. It will look and operate the same with only a few minor changes to the colors and rebranded name.
While the name and URL address for the site changed, the navigation is still familiar and all links, search history, and favorites remain intact.
Recommendations to replace URLs
All previously saved and bookmarked links will work as expected and be routed appropriately to my.vitallaw.com. There is no immediate maintenance needed on these links.
If you have included URLs on things like a library page, new associate paperwork, etc. the details below provide a timeline on when and what to replace with.
- URLs that start with wkcheetah.com will need to be replaced by 10/29/2022 as they will stop working at that time.
- URLs that start with cheetahwidgetbuilder.wolterskluwer.com, will need to replaced by 10/29/2022 as they will stop working at that time.
- For URLs that start with prod.resource.cch.com, no changes are needed.
Permalinks are stable links created using the ‘Link Creator’ feature built into our platform and links from our MARC Records Title & URL Report. These links have a different structure than a browser bookmark that starts with wkcheetah.com and are designed to permanently redirect without requiring customer updates. Permalinks start with prod.resource.cch.com.
Premalinks: Copy Link Feature
For links created using the “Copy Link” feature, no changes are necessary as these links will continue to work indefinitely. Customers do not need to change these links, including if the word Cheetah displays at the end. Permalinks start with prod.resource.cch.com.
Premalinks: Marc Records Title and URL Report
No changes are necessary for links created with the MARC Records Title & URL report feature, as these links will continue to work indefinitely. Customers do not need to change these links, including if the word Cheetah displays at the end. Permalinks start with prod.resource.cch.com.
MARC Records Catalog Updates
Note to Librarians: You can begin updating your catalogs from MARC Records on November 1, 2021, so your records reflect the new brand name VitalLaw.
1. For customers who use a Federated SSO access link for authentication, those links will continue to work and redirect Users to the new domain.
2. These links will redirect until 10/29/2022. In the meantime, please work with your Customer Success Manager to get a new Federated SSO link.
DRM Tools, i.e., OKTA, Open Athens, Research Monitor, Onelog, OneLogin
Our login page functionality is not changing, so no changes should be needed for DRM tools
Proxy Servers Using EZProxy and III WAM
When we redirect from wkcheetah.com to my.vitallaw.com between the hours of 12:00am, and 2:00am CT on November 1, 2021 if you use III WAM proxy for authentication, you will not be able to reach my.vitallaw.com until the proxy server is updated from wkcheetah.com to my.vitallaw.com.
As such, customers will have to add the new domains to the "forwarding table" of their proxy server targeting the new domain:
Customers will need to update/replace their Cheetah Stanza configuration with a similar configuration targeting the new domain.
When we redirect from wkcheetah.com to my.vitallaw.com users at universities that use EZ Proxy for authentication will not be able to reach my.vitallaw.com until the university EZ Proxy server is updated with the following change:
Whitelisting a new domain should not be needed. Email address domains will not change. Dailies, Newsletters, Reset Password, Welcome emails, etc will still come from <xxxxx>@wolterskluwer.com.