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configuration:ils:alma [2018/07/10 10:56]
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 ==== [Requestable] ==== ==== [Requestable] ====
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 +:!: // This section only applies prior to VuFind 6.0; starting with VuFind 6.0, the ILS driver automatically determines which requests are legal, rendering this configuration unnecessary. //
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 Here you can specify which user group is allowed to place hold requests on which Fulfillment Unit. For more details on the concept of Fulfillment Units, see the description for the ''[FulfillmentUnits]'' section above. Here you can specify which user group is allowed to place hold requests on which Fulfillment Unit. For more details on the concept of Fulfillment Units, see the description for the ''[FulfillmentUnits]'' section above.
  
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 This section provides some notes on authenticating VuFind users against Alma. This section provides some notes on authenticating VuFind users against Alma.
  
-If a user wants to log in to his account in VuFind, you have multiple choices as to how that can be done. For example, there are identity providers (IdP) like SAML, Shibboleth, LDAP, etc. you can use (see ''[Authentication]'' section in [[https://github.com/vufind-org/vufind/blob/master/config/vufind/config.ini|config.ini]]. [[https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/user-management/authentication/inst_idp|Alma can also make use of these IdP]]. So if you have one of the supported IdP, everything should be fine for you.+If a user wants to log in to his account in VuFind, you have multiple choices as to how that can be done. For example, there are identity providers (IdP) like SAML, Shibboleth, LDAP, etc. you can use (see ''[Authentication]'' section in [[https://github.com/vufind-org/vufind/blob/dev/config/vufind/config.ini|config.ini]]. [[https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/user-management/authentication/inst_idp|Alma can also make use of these IdP]]. So if you have one of the supported IdP, everything should be fine for you.
  
 But there is a problem if you do not have such an IdP. VuFind would offer the possibility to use the ''ILS'' authentication option. The ''ILS'' options would authenticate a user directly against the ILS (Alma) so that he is able to log in to his account in the ILS (Alma) via VuFind. But that option requires that the user's password is saved on the ILS side. ExLibris announced - due to a security certificate that they want to implement - that saving passwords in Alma will not be possible in the (near?) future. For that reason, a new authentication option was introduced: the ''AlmaDatabase'' option. But there is a problem if you do not have such an IdP. VuFind would offer the possibility to use the ''ILS'' authentication option. The ''ILS'' options would authenticate a user directly against the ILS (Alma) so that he is able to log in to his account in the ILS (Alma) via VuFind. But that option requires that the user's password is saved on the ILS side. ExLibris announced - due to a security certificate that they want to implement - that saving passwords in Alma will not be possible in the (near?) future. For that reason, a new authentication option was introduced: the ''AlmaDatabase'' option.
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 === Provide access for webhook to VuFind === === Provide access for webhook to VuFind ===
  
-On the VuFind side, the webhook receiving code is activated by default. For security reasons, the access is restricted. You can provide the access to it via the [[https://github.com/vufind-org/vufind/blob/master/config/vufind/permissions.ini|permissions.ini]] file. There, you have to allow the IP address of your Alma system to communicate with VuFind. To find out this IP address, go to [[https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Implementation_and_Migration/Implementation_Guides/03Technical_Requirements_for_Alma_and_Discovery_Implementation#Alma_Platform_IP_Range|this site on the ExLibris knowledge center]] or enter the URL to your Alma system to a service like [[https://www.site24x7.com/find-ip-address-of-web-site.html|this one]]. Here is an example of an entry in the ''permissions.ini'' file to allow webhook access. Replace the ''ipRange[]'' setting with the IP address of your Alma system:+On the VuFind side, the webhook receiving code is activated by default. For security reasons, the access is restricted. You can provide the access to it via the [[https://github.com/vufind-org/vufind/blob/dev/config/vufind/permissions.ini|permissions.ini]] file. There, you have to allow the IP address of your Alma system to communicate with VuFind. To find out this IP address, go to [[https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Implementation_and_Migration/Implementation_Guides/03Technical_Requirements_for_Alma_and_Discovery_Implementation#Alma_Platform_IP_Range|this site on the ExLibris knowledge center]] or enter the URL to your Alma system to a service like [[https://www.site24x7.com/find-ip-address-of-web-site.html|this one]]. Here is an example of an entry in the ''permissions.ini'' file to allow webhook access. Replace the ''ipRange[]'' setting with the IP address of your Alma system:
  
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