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How do I customize the login prompt for the Patron ID and CPID authentication types?

EBSCOadmin allows administrators to customize the login prompt for Patron Files or CPID (library card) authentication. For example, you may want to display a customized message to users, or display your institution's logo.

To customize your login prompt:

  1. Log in to EBSCOadmin at

  2. Click the Authentication Tab. From the drop-down lists on the toolbar, select the site you want to work with.

  3. If the login prompt is for a patron file, click the Patron Files Sub-Tab. (If the login prompt is for patterned IDs, click the CPID Sub-Tab.)

  4. Click Customize Login Prompt & Support Link.

  5. From the Language drop-down list, select the language in which your prompts should be displayed.

  6. In the Login Text entry field, enter the login prompt to be displayed.

  7. In the Patron ID Prompt text entry field, if you want to prompt for a patron ID, enter that text.

  8. If a Prompt Password field is available, to prompt for a password set the Prompt Password field to Yes.

  9. To customize the EBSCO Support link on the Login and Select Service screens, in the Support Link Text field enter the text you would like to display (defaults to EBSCOhost Support).

  10. If you are customizing the Support link, in the Support Link Target URL field enter the target URL. Defaults to:

  11. Click Submit.


Displaying an Image

To display an image in your login prompt, insert the following code into the Login Text box.

<p><img src="URL" /></p>

Replace URL with a direct link to your institution's logo hosted somewhere on your website or server, and then click Submit to save your changes.