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    360 Search: Federated Search Connection Authentication

    • Product: 360 Search

    How does connection authentication work?

    360 Search
    All 360 Search connections, regardless of search type, have a two-step authentication approach:
    Step 1: Initial Search Request and Response
    The initial search request sent to the provider utilizes the defined authentication type shown in the Database Connection Authentication Guide
    Step 2: Citation Link/View Results
    The citation link authenticates against the institutional IPs registered with the provider and whatever remote patron authentication method is being utilized.
    For instance, ProQuest's Historical New York Times is a Z39.50 connection that requires a Z39.50 username and password to be configured. The search request sent to ProQuest will include the Z39.50 credentials, and once authenticated return the results. If the patron clicks on a result to view it on the native interface, they are viewing the citation based off the institutional IP or remote patron authentication method and not the Z39.50.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 7445
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