Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of StaffClient


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Timestamp:
Jul 17, 2019, 10:52:04 AM (3 years ago)
Author:
Dan Scott
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More info about the staff client and authentication

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  • StaffClient

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    44Conifer offers a web staff client that you can use in the Firefox or Chrome browsers at https://laurentian.concat.ca/eg/staff
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    6 While most functionality is available in the web staff client, as of 2.12 it is still considered "beta" quality.
     6As of 3.1, the web staff client is considered "production" quality by the Evergreen development team, and the installed staff client is deprecated.
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    88== Installed staff client ==
    9 Conifer uses a custom Evergreen staff client that you must download from the Conifer site.
     9Conifer offers a custom Evergreen staff client that you must download from the Conifer site.
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    1111=== Installing the Conifer staff client using the Windows installer package ===
     
    3131== Registering the workstation at a Laurentian University library ==
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    33 When you initially register the workstation on a given computer, Conifer does not know what library you work for, and thus cannot use alternative authentication schemes such as LDAP. Instead, Conifer has to use the built-in Evergreen account to authenticate the first time. This poses a problem, as you typically do not (and should not) know your password for your built-in Evergreen account.
     33When you initially register the workstation on a given computer, Conifer does not know what library you work for, and thus cannot use alternative authentication schemes such as LDAP. Instead, Conifer has to use the built-in Evergreen account to authenticate (just the first time for the installed staff client, but every time for the web staff client). This poses a problem, as you typically do not (and should not) know your password for your built-in Evergreen account.
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    35 Therefore, if you work at a site that normally uses an alternate authentication scheme, such as Laurentian's use of LDAP authentication, you will first need to either:
     35Therefore, if you work at a site that normally uses an alternate authentication scheme, such as Laurentian's use of LDAP authentication, you will need to either:
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    37 a. have another staff person who knows their Evergreen user name and password log onto your workstation using their built-in Evergreen account to register it; or
     37a. (''installed staff client only'') have another staff person who knows their Evergreen user name and password log onto your workstation using their built-in Evergreen account to register it; or
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    3939b. have a staff person set your Evergreen password to a known value, so that you can authenticate using the built-in Evergreen user name (''mx_example@laurentian.ca'') and password. ''This is the only way you can currently log into the web-based staff client''
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    41 Once you have registered the workstation, you can subsequently log in to the '''desktop''' client using your LDAP password - although note that you will always have to use your full email address (for example, ''mx_example@laurentian.ca'') for your user name when logging into the staff client.
     41Once you have registered the workstation, you can subsequently log in to the '''installed''' staff client using your LDAP password - although note that you will always have to use your full email address (for example, ''mx_example@laurentian.ca'') for your user name when logging into the staff client.