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OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians – Email Address Login

Andy AndersonBy Andy Anderson
Category - Blog

Thursday 28th November 2019

This time in OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians we want to talk about end-user email addresses.

Several years ago we made a change that allowed an end-user to use their unique email address to log in instead of their OpenAthens username. Because there were some duplicate email addresses in the system (for legitimate reasons) we had to make it opt-in – you may have noticed the checkbox in the account create wizard:

If your end-users will all have unique email addresses, then you can change this to be on by default for new accounts. People will then be able to sign in with their OpenAthens username or their email address, whichever they find easier to remember.

This setting is a per-organisation setting, which means that if you have sub-organisations you have the flexibility to set a different default.

Access the setting in the admin site under Preferences > Organisation.

For details on this and other settings such as the default expiry date, see the online documentation.


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