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EBSCOadmin: Settings on the Linking Sub-Tab

The following customization settings are available on the Linking sub-tab in EBSCOadmin.

Apply any CustomLinks, Persistent Links, or SmartLinks access to the profile. (CustomLinks are set up under Site/Group Maintenance.)

 To set up linking for the profile:

  1. Select the profile and click the Linking Sub-Tab. The Linking Screen displays.

  2. Persistent Links - Make your selections in the following fields.

    • Use this Profile for Persistent Links - Indicate that the profile should be used to log a user into EBSCOhost when a persistent link is followed for the same interface type.

    • Preferred Authentication Order for Persistent Link - Indicate the preferred order for authenticating a persistent link. The default order is: Cookie, IP Address and Referring URL. You can enter as many of the choices listed below as needed. They should always be entered in lower case, separated by commas.

       Authentication Type  Enter
       Cookie  cookie
       IP Address  ip
       Referring URL  url
       User ID/Password  uid
       Patron File  custuid
       CPID  cpid
       Athens  athens
       Shibboleth  shib
    • Site Information on Persistent Links - Include Site information on persistent links URLs when persistent links are created in EBSCOhost.

    • Login Information on Persistent Links - Include Login information on persistent links URLs when persistent links are created in EBSCOhost.

    • Primary Proxy for Persistent Links - If applicable, enter the primary proxy for persistent links to EBSCOhost. This is the first proxy that is tried.

    • Secondary Proxy for Persistent Links - If applicable, enter a secondary proxy for persistent links to EBSCOhost. In the event of failure of the Primary Proxy, the Secondary Proxy is used.

    • Include scope information on persistent links - Select On to automatically include scope=site on a persistent link. The patron will have full access to EBSCOhost from the article.

    • Use Parent Customer ID on Persistent Links - Select Yes to force a "parent" custid onto persistent link url's created at "children" sites. The patron will always be able to authenticate with his library bar code or library user name and password, even if the link was created at some child site other than his own. Applies to Patron ID and CPID authentication methods.

  3. SmartLinks - Make your selections in the following fields:

    • If you want to enable SmartLinks for the profile, select On.

    • External Link to open in new Window - When the user follows a SmartLink link from EBSCOhost to an external site, the default is to have the external link open within the EBSCOhost frame. To have the linked content open in a new window without an EBSCOhost frame, select On. (The default is Off.)

    • If you subscribe to Electronic Journals Service, in the Electronic Journals Service (EJS) Linking field, select On.

    • Enter your EJS Customer ID, User ID and password.

    • If SmartLinks uses CrossRef, select On.

    • From the drop-down list, select the Collection Name that CrossRef uses.

    • Include scope information on persistent link - to include scope information on article-level persistent links, select On.

  4. Click Submit. Your changes are saved.

To select CustomLinks for the profile, you can click the Modify Link and select the CustomLinks that you want to apply.