[SCUUG Members] TexShare databases--How do you do it?

Janet Young JYoung at hursttx.gov
Fri Feb 14 16:30:24 EST 2014

The State provides a nice selection of databases for all the libraries in Texas. Initially we were provided a login and password for our patrons which would give us statistics, etc.  Ours, however, somehow, got compromised by the Chinese and they were downloading massive numbers of documents on our accounts.  The state gave us a new combination and asked us not to give it to anyone except patrons who were in the library.
At this point we feel that this requirement is an additional hurdle for our patrons and would like to be able to provide authentication by patron id as we do with most of our locally subscribed databases.  (Note that we are using SIP2 or authentication by the first five or six numbers of our database.
I have checked some local libraries and  I am seeing both the Texshare login and some other kind of authentication in use.
I would like to know what kind of authentication you use with SD to authenticate these databases. Is EzProxy our only option?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Janet Young
Technical Services Librarian/System Administrator
Hurst Public Library
Hurst, TX 76053
Phone: 817-788-7318        Fax: 817-590-9515

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