Interesting, you mention AJAX pages. Can you elaborate why it would be problem? - Kelly
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gary McGath
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: "Discovery" products and authentication (esp Summon)
On 10/24/12 2:40 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> Primo, by default, will suppress some content from end-users unless
> they are authenticated, no? Maybe that's what "restricted search scopes"
> are? I'm not talking about your locally indexed content, but about the
> "PrimoCentral" index of scholarly articles.
> At least I know the Primo API requires you to tell it if end-users are
> authenticated or not, and suppresses some results if they are not. I
> assume Primo 'default' interface must have the same restrictions?
I've worked with library systems that redirect you to a login page when they detect an attempt to access a restricted resource. I don't recommend this approach; it may have worked OK 10 years ago, but it plays badly with AJAX pages, which have become very common.
Gary McGath, Professional Software Developer http://www.garymcgath.com
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