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    Authentication for Z39.50 server

    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care



    How to add authentication for the Z39.50 server?


    The standard user for z39.50 in Aleph is z39/z39. This user can usually be found in the staff privileges. It must have the privilege "7. common --> Z39.50 Users" for the provided database. Otherwise it's not possible to perform a search for this database.


    If you want to create another user for Z39 add it to the staff privileges and assign the relevant database to this user. When  searching in this database afterwards authentication is required.


    For the yaz_client the authentication is like ...

    auth user/password

    ... and must appear as first value after yaz_client was opened.



    andrea@il-aleph23(a23_1) USM01> yaz_client

    Z> auth z-user/pw39

    Authentication set to Open (z-user/pw39)

    Z> open tcp:....



    • Article last edited: 13-June-2016
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