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How do I create a Flipster mobile app profile in EBSCOadmin?

The Flipster app enables your users to find and read your institution's Flipster digital magazines on their mobile devices.

In order for your users to be able to use the Flipster Mobile App, you must create a dedicated Flipster app profile for your account in EBSCOadmin.

Please note: Creating a profile for the Flipster Mobile App will cause it to appear on your Select Service page with your other EBSCO interfaces. Naming it clearly as "Flipster Mobile App" will help your patrons to understand that this is not really a service that should be selected within their web browser.

To create a profile for the Flipster mobile app:

  1. Log into EBSCOadmin at

  2. From the Customize Services tab, select the group from the Current Group drop-down list with which the new profile will be associated. This group must utilize the authentication method you wish your users to use to log in to the app.

  3. Click the Profile Maintenance link.

    group menu and profile maintenance link
  4. Click the Add a New Profile link.

    add a new profile link
  5. Enter the following information in the fields provided:

    • Enter "flipma" for the Profile ID and add a Description.

    • From the Interface drop-down menu, select EDS - API.

      add a new profile fields

  6. Click Submit. You are returned to the Profile Maintenance screen.

  7. Locate the Flipster Mobile App profile you just created and click its hyperlinked Profile ID.

  8. In the Profile URL field, add the following:

    Add profile URL in field

  9. Click Submit.

  10. Click the Back to Customize Services link.

Add your Flipster database to the profile

Next, you must add your Flipster database to the profile.

  1. From the Choose Profile drop-down list, select the new Flipster Mobile App profile.

    choose profile drop-down menu
  2. Click the Databases sub-tab. The Databases Screen displays.

  3. Enable Column – Select the On radio button for the Flipster database (eon) to enable it on the profile.

    enable nlebk database
  4. Click Submit. Your changes have been saved.


After you've created your Flipster app mobile profile, you must set up your preferred order of authentication and then enable the Flipster app for your account.

To learn more, see: