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Institutional Access types

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Access is primarily set up via Common user credentials(username & password), IP Authentication(IP ranges of your library) and Referrer URLs.

Remote Access: The collection can be accessed remotely by using the credentials we provide, or if you do not want to login every time you have to access the books, we can set up Referrer URL access. For this to be set up, that library's IT or technical services, will have to send us a referring URL and we will include it in their mode of access. 

Authentication for the Institution

Institutional authentication is required to view the institutional page. This section 
describes how to get authentication to the institution through various ways.
There are four different ways of authentication defined in iPC.
1. Manage IP
2. Manage Common User
3. Manage Referer
4. Shibboleth



1. Manage IP
Institutional access supports IP address authentication on the portal. It allows 
the institution to setup their account on the portal so that any user accessing the 
portal from within their premises can get direct access to the bookshelf.
The IP authentication requires specifying the IP address or the range of IP 
addresses. This helps the institution to restrict the accessibility of the portal to a 
particular IP range.


2. Manage Common User
This (Common user) allows the individuals to access the institutional portal from 
any supported web browser using the login credentials provided by the 
institution. With the help of login credentials the user can log into the institution 
bookshelf and read books.


3. Manage Referrer
The referral URL option allows remote institutional users to log into the 
institution’s network; the users are then provided an authenticated page (only the 
institutional users can access) on the institution’s network. The URL of this page 
is configured against the institution’s account; this allows the users to gain 
access to the bookshelf without using login credentials.
A button or a link on the authenticated page that will direct them to the  eBooks site (for example: needs to be setup on the landing page(the page a patron reaches after entering their library card number/barcodes).
Once this link/button is created, the library will have to send us the URL of that landing page that now contains the link/button.
We will use that URL to provide Referrer URL access, which will enable readers to access books remotely without having to login.

Note : the authenticated page URL should not be https://

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