We use SIP authentication for any online resource that is set up to handle it (Overdrive, Lynda.com) as well as in-house for our computer management system (formally Envisionware, currently CASSIE from Librarica), our wireless internet, and WorldCat.
We control the "block" levels in Evergreen using Group Policy Thresholds. For example, with patrons who exceed $10 in fines the PATRON_EXCEEDS_FINES penalty is applied. In addition to a few other policies that rarely go into effect, expired accounts are also blocked (great way to get someone to let us know their new address). I can't recall ever having a problem with SIP authentication going wrong in Evergreen. It's pretty great! (IP authentication seems to always have issues with addresses changing, vendors simply losing them or getting the addresses confused...) The effort to get SIP set up is definitely worth it. -Holly Holly Brennan Technology Specialist Homer Public Library Homer, Alaska hbren...@cityofhomer-ak.gov 907-435-3154 (direct) 907-235-3180 (main desk) From: Open-ils-general [mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Diane Disbro Sent: Friday, March 2, 2018 7:59 AM To: Evergreen Discussion Group Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] SIP authentication Good morning - Do you block patrons with fines/expired accounts from using your online resources? How do you accomplish that? We recently found out that our patrons with fines/expired accounts are using our resources and neither our IT department nor the vendors we have contacted know how to prevent that from happening. Thank you. Diane Disbro Branch Manager/Circulation Coordinator Union Branch Scenic Regional Library 308 Hawthorne Drive Union, MO 63084 (636) 583-3224 www.scenicregional.org<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https://www.scenicregional.org&c=E,1,dN2OQ1-o2Ivv4g5gAA0FBunmzBUnKejU1laA8LTCG3xoGvHAk-HxFMuEyc1hx88PJquPuUjZz0On4Z5e7VtprJAg4L3Rnk_NEhQ607vDKNf3eNI,&typo=1>