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    Administration, Infrastructure, and Language Support - July 2016 Enhancements

    ​Enhancements to Code Table Translations 

    Editing translations for code tables was simplified for multi-language institutions. You can now customize the Description and Translation columns on the same page. The workflow is different depending on whether the code table is one that is configured at the table level or the row level.
    For more information, see To customize translations of code tables.

    Customization Level Indication Added to Code and Mapping Tables 

    For some code and mapping tables, each row of the table functions as an independent unit and is customized independently, while other tables function as a single unit so all of the rows are customized together. The Customization mode field was added to code and mapping tables to indicate whether the table is configured at the table level (Entire table needs to be customized) or at the row level (Specific rows can be customized). If you have customized a table whose customization mode is Entire table needs to be customized, new rows added by Ex Libris to this table in future releases will not be added to your table. If you have customized a table whose customization mode is Specific rows can be customized, new rows added by Ex Libris to this table in the future will be added to your table as well. 
    Table Level Customization
    Row Level Customization

    Additional Administration and Infrastructure Enhancements

    • In several locations in Alma, setting a user's password is no longer necessary. However, note that a password is required when logging in to Alma or for using the API.
      • When running an Update/Notify Users job, the field Don't Generate Password appears if you select to convert the users from external to internal, or vice versa. Selecting this field prevents Alma from generating a default password for the users. For more information about this job, see Running Manual Jobs on Defined Sets.
        Update/Notify Users Job
      • Password and Verify Password are no longer mandatory fields when adding or editing a user.
    • In the Actions tab of the SAML integration profile, a message appears beside the Upload Certificate field to indicate whether a certificate has/has not yet been uploaded to Alma. For more information on this profile, see SAML-Based Single Sign-On/Sign-Off.
    • Alma can be used with macros, using the HTML IDs of Alma page elements. Alma development uses Selenium as the web application automation tool for testing purposes. We use the HTML IDs (and xpath) for simulating users, and this can be used with macros as well. Note that there are some limitations when using macros—for example, the MD Editor is not macro-certified. We are trying to ensure that all elements have HTML IDs, however, if you encounter an element without an HTML ID, please open a Salesforce case.
    • You can now define up to five LDAP definitions. For more information, see Supporting LDAP.
    • The HealthCheck Tool can now be accessed by the following roles:
      • Acquisitions Administrator
      • Fulfillment Administrator
      • Repository Administrator
      • User Administrator
      • General System Administrator
      Each role can access the tests for its area; the General System Administrator can access the tests of every area.
    • Alma is now available in Traditional Chinese.
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