- Product: 360 Search
How do I configure the database details settings in the 360 Search Administration Console?
This page is part of a larger set of documentation about using the Administration Console to configure your 360 Search.
The Database Details pages in the 360 Search Administration Console allow you to configure the database connection information in your Serials Solutions profile for use in 360 Search. This includes entering authentication for the databases and setting additional details as needed for the connections to work.
To change the connection details of a database, start at the Database Settings page in the Administration Console, double click on the name of the provider, click on the "plus" symbol next to the interface name (
) to expand that folder, and then click on the database name. You will then see the Database Details page:
The settings that you enter at the database level override any settings you entered on the Interface Details page for the provider from whom you subscribe to the resource. For instance, if you entered a username and password at the interface level that apply to some, but not all, of the databases you subscribe to from a given provider, you may enter a new username and password at the database level to override the values you set at the interface level.
When you are ready to start editing your Interface Settings, click Edit in the upper right corner of the page. After you make changes, click Save, or click Cancel to discard your changes
Click Preview to open your 360 Search application for testing purposes; for example, you can test newly added connections to confirm the authorization settings work.
The Connections Settings section includes information about the database, the provider, and the interface, and allows you to specify whether to include the database in 360 Search as a connection resource or a link-only resource. Several of these fields cannot be changed except by Serials Solutions, and are here just for your information. You can change Display In 360 Search and Custom Connection Status here, and you can change the Custom Database Name in the Data Management section of the Client Center.
Database Name: This field displays the Authority Database Name. It is not editable.
Custom Database Name: If you have entered a Custom Database Name in the Data Management section of the Client Center, it will appear here. It is not editable from this screen.
Provider: This field displays the Authority Provider Name. It is not editable.
Default Connection Address: This field displays the Authority Default Connection Address for the interface on which the database resides. It is not editable.
Default Citation Link Prefix: This field displays the Authority Default Citation Link Prefix for the database, if there is one. It is not editable.
Display in 360 Search: This checkbox is provided for you to add the Database to your 360 Search. Place a checkmark in the box to add the Database to 360 Search, or uncheck the box to remove it from 360 Search. NOTE: Unchecking this box does not remove the database from your Serials Solutions profile.
Custom Connection Status: You may use this field to set the Database to either "Link Only" or "Connection" in your 360 Search, or set it to "Not Working" to temporarily remove it from your 360 Search, for instance if there's some reason that it should not be used (license, authentication issue, etc.).
Message: This field will only contain information if the connection is not working for some reason. If all the various connection statuses that Serials Solutions and your library can affect have been verified, then there will be no message here and the database connection will work. Otherwise, a message will appear here and give you information on how to proceed (for instance, by making a link-only connection).
The Authentication Settings section allows you to enter the username and password provided to you by the database provider for authentication. (Authentication allows your patrons to access resources at the article level.)
Please refer to the 360 Search: Database Authentication Connection Guide for instructions on gathering the necessary authentication values for each database you configure, or use the Contact Us tab near the top of this page to request that ProQuest provide assistance.
Interface Username: If you entered a username at the Interface level, it will appear here.
Database Username: You may use this field to enter the Database Username provided to you by the Database Provider. Entries in this field will override the username that appears on the Interface Details page.
Interface Password: If you entered a password at the Interface level, it will appear here.
Database Password: You may use this field to enter the Database Password provided to you by the database provider. Entries in this field will override the password that appears on the Interface Details page.
Unique IP Address: This entry only appears for providers that require IP authentication. If so, you will need to contact the provider (using these instructions) and tell them your library's Unique IP Address (that is, your library's Serials Solutions Unique IP Address). Your library only has one Unique IP Address from Serials Solutions, so you can use this IP Address for all providers that require IP authentication.
IP Address: This entry only for appears for members of a 360 Search Consortium. You may specify whether to use the Consortium's Unique IP Address (from Serials Solutions) for authentication or your own library's Unique IP Address (from Serials Solutions).
Proxy Server: This entry only for appears for members of a Consortium. You may specify whether to use the Consortium's proxy server for remote patron authentication or your own library's proxy server. If you choose to use the Consortium's proxy server, please be sure that they have shared this setting with your library.
- Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
- Last Edited Date: 20-Feb-2014
- Old Article Number: 7417