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    How to Check Whether Any Users Have Performed Self Registration to MetaLib?

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: MetaLib
    • Product Version: 3

    How can we know whether any self registrations to MetaLib were performed by the end users?
    Is there some notifying mechanism or should the library perform a manual check?

    Currently, the library is not notified when a user has performed a self registration. It is possible to check manually if there were any self registrations to MetaLib.
    There are two MetaLib log files that can be checked - www_server_m_XXXX.log (where XXXX stand for the port number) and pds_server.log

    grep selfreg $LOGDIR/www_server_m_4338.log

    Each URL including parameter “&selfreg=Y” indicates a self registration. The time stamp of the action appears some lines above the line including the "&selfreg=Y" and the user ID appears some lines after such line.

    grep selfreg $LOGDIR/pds_server.log

    In the PDS log file, the time stamp and the user ID appears on the same line with the URL “&selfreg=Y” parameter. However, grep will display each self registrated user more than once as the “&selfreg=Y” parameter is written to the PDS log file more than once.
    PDS debug mode should be set to “Y” to enable this grep in the PDS log file.

    Additional Information

    user self registration, logs

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013