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    How to set the patron services initial screen "ID" choice

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Alma

    Desired Outcome Goal:
    The Username from LDAP shows in the Primary ID field. When Circ Desk staff use Patron Services, in the initial screen after retrieving a patron record, the ID reflects the Primary ID field. How can the ID field be changed to display the University ID number?

    To choose which user identifier shows as "ID", perform the following steps:
    1. Go to Menu > Administration > User Management > Configuration Menu > Other Settings
    2. Customize the preferred_identifier parameter, filling the identifier code in the value field
    3. Save

    Additional Information

    From Online Help : Configuring User Management : Configuring Other Settings ( --

    preferred_identifier - The preferred user identifier to be used when displaying only one identifier (for example, the ID in Manage Patron Services) and when scanning items that are on the hold shelf according to user.

    Category: Fulfillment - Alma

    Subject: Users

    • Article last edited: 6/5/2014