Re: Dealing with password authenticated online content Susan Wishnetsky 29 May 2007 19:13 UTC

At 12:23 PM 5/29/2007, Chad Hutchens wrote:
>We have the same de-facto policy.  If the publisher or provider does not
>offer IP authentication, we don't activate the title electronically ....

We do the same, but I thought that some libraries had come up with
a way to automate the entering of passwords.  Once the user clicks
on a password-only resource, the user (or the location of the user's
workstation) is authenticated by the library's system, which proceeds
to activate a kind of macro to enter the password for them, a process
that is invisible to the user.

There'd probably have to be separate macros, with unique instructions,
for each password-only product ... but if you really wanted to provide the
product, it'd be worth it.  Did I dream this?  Is it being done anywhere?
Can it be done?  SW

Susan Wishnetsky
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