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    NCIP: How to initiate an http/https connection

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Description:
    We are trying to set up NCIP via HTTPS. I understand that this works through the Aleph www_server. But what is the URL or port that the initiator needs to connect to? http://svr.univ.edu simply goes to the OPAC. Is there a special URL such as /N that will invoke NCIP, similarly to how the X-server works?

    Resolution:
    The correct URL form is something like this:

    http://svr.univ.edu:8991/ncip?<ncip message>

    So, a full message would start like this:

    http://svr.univ.edu:8991/ncip?<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE NCIPMessage SYSTEM "http://www.niso.org/ncip/v1_0/imp1/dtd/ncip_v1_0.dtd"><NCIPMessage version="http://www.niso.org/ncip/v1_0/imp1/dtd/ncip_v1_0.dtd"><AuthenticateUser><InitiationHeader>

    ...and so on.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013