[Koha] Amazon Reviews not displaying
m.mason at ytu.edu.au
m.mason at ytu.edu.au
Sat Feb 13 15:55:35 NZDT 2010
You mentioned you are on Koha 3.0.5. For Amazon reviews etc to be
accessible (but not for cover displays), the key which Amazon calls
Secret, and Koha calls Private, has to be entered into Koha system
prefs (in addition to AmazonAssocTag and AWSAccessKey).
And there's no place to enter this in the system prefs in Koha 3.0 or
3.1 (at least, not in the 3.01.00.032 which is mounted as the Liblime
But in Koha 3.2, there is a system pref entry for "AWSPrivateKey".
I think we can't get Amazon reviews etc until we get a stable release
of Koha 3.2 and upgrade to that.
At Saturday 13/02/2010, you wrote:
>To the best of my knowledge, the associate key and the private key
>are both correct. I also have the secret key set up as well. Still
>no reviews or "Look Inside" (although, again, I do get the image on
>the detailed view; that didn't work until I had got the keys right).
>On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM,
><<mailto:m.mason at ytu.edu.au>m.mason at ytu.edu.au> wrote:
>Amazon now requires the SECRET /Private key for all except covers.
>But there does not seem to be a Koha System preference for this
>until version 3.2.
> From Koha 3.2 manual:
>Why do I need a AWSPrivateKey for Amazon Content?
>This FAQ applies to: 3.2
>Why do I need the AWSPrivateKey as well as the AWSAccessKeyID to use
>After 2009-08-15, Amazon Web Services will expect that all requests
>to the Product Advertising API, which is what Koha uses for
>retrieving reviews and other enhanced content from Amazon, include
>signatures. This patch and subsequenct patches implement this functionality.
>What this means in practice (assuming the user has elected to use
>any enhanced content from Amazon) is that
>The user must get a Amazon Secret Access Key. This can be done by
>logging in to the user's AWS account at (e.g.)
><http://aws.amazon.com/>http://aws.amazon.com/, going to the 'Access
>Identifiers' page, and from there retrieving and/or creating a new
>Secret Access Key.
>The contents of the Secret Access Key should then be entered into
>the new AWSPrivateKey system preference.
>Once that is done, grabbing reviews and table of contents from
>Amazon should work as normal. If the user doesn't do this before
>2009-08-15, reviews and TOCs will no longer be supplied from Amazon,
>although there should be no crashes - the content will simply not show up.
>Note that the requirement to sign requests does *NOT* appear to
>apply to simply displaying book covers from Amazon.
>At Saturday 13/02/2010, you wrote:
>>Do you have appropriate values for both AWSAccessKeyID and
>>AWSPrivateKey? I think covers without reviews is symptomatic of a
>>2010/2/12 Chris Morrison <<mailto:cmm1005 at gmail.com>cmm1005 at gmail.com>:
>> > Our recent upgrade to 3.0.05 went smoothly (thanks for helping
>> us with the
>> > label problem we had), and pretty much everything works now except the
>> > Amazon reviews. We get jacket covers both in the results page
>> and detailed
>> > views, but the reviews tab isn't displaying. Further, when we click the
>> > image in the detailed view, we get a "page not found" error. For example,
>> > see this record:
>> > But the image tries to take you to this page:
>> > Which obviously doesn't work. Actually, it looks like it would need to go
>> > to:
>> > Associate tags and AWS key are both filled in and it looks like all
>> > appropriate switches are turned on (AmazonContent, AmazonSimilarItems,
>> > OPACAmazonContent, OPACSimilarItmes). I searched the lists and didn't see
>> > this answered yet--just one person who couldn't get the covers to display
>> > and needed a patch (for 3.0.04).
>> > Thoughts?
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