[Koha] Fwd: Including Login to access the OPAC

Anselm Olweny aolweny at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 20:30:54 NZDT 2009

Dear Ricky,

I needed to make full text documents accessible through my Koha OPAC
so I created a new directory called docs at

When cataloguing I included the url to the full text which I have
stored in the docs directory above in the field 856$u. Specifically
the url looks like this

I am able to download the full text from the opac. I have also
adjusted authnotrequired => 1 to authnotrequired => 0 in  the scripts
found at /usr/share/koha/opac/cgi-bin

However, When I simply enter the url
"" in the browser
address bar I am able to access the full text without being required
to login.

I would also like to secure the full texts. Kindly assist by advising
what I need to do to secure the full texts.


Anselm O

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anselm Olweny <aolweny at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 14:24:49 +0300
Subject: Re: [Koha] Including Login to access the OPAC
To: Rick Welykochy <rick at praxis.com.au>
Cc: koha <Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>, "Nijnatten, Jan van"
<jan.v.nijnatten at philips.com>

Thanks Ricky for the help.

I made the adjustments and now it works as I need it to.

Thanks again and stay well


On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 1:36 PM, Rick Welykochy <rick at praxis.com.au> wrote:

> Anselm Olweny wrote:
>  I would like to make my koha library catalogue accessible over the
>> internet but at the same time I would like to secure it such that only
>> authorised persons can search and use the catalogue. I specifically would
>> like that when a user accesses the catalogue they initially receive a login
>> screen just as is the case with the staff interface.
>> Could anyone kindly guide me on how I may achieve this.
> Near the top of each Koha script in the OPAC and Admin areas, i.e.
> in the directories
> /usr/share/koha/intranet/cgi-bin
> and
> /usr/share/koha/opac/cgi-bin
> is a flag that reads as follows:
> authnotrequired => 1
> Change the 1 to a 0 in each script that you want the user to login
> to use it.
> HTH!
> cheers
> rickw
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