[Koha] questions concerning patron logins to OPAC

Nicole Engard nicole.engard at liblime.com
Thu Sep 18 23:50:40 NZST 2008

I don't have answers to all of your questions, but I don't believe there is
a way to disable patron logins for the OPAC.  Anyone can search the OPAC
without logging in, it's just the ability to use customized services that
require a login.

As for creating a patron without an OPAC login - that you can do.  You can
add their login info later or you can just leave it blank forever.


Nicole C. Engard
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On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 2:48 AM, Krishnan Mani <krishnanm75 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> 1) If i do not provide an OPAC login when adding a patron, i am assuming
> they cannot login.
> Please view this question from the point of view: there is no security hole
> allowing someone to "login AS the patron"
> 2) Is there a way to disable a patron login to OPAC at any time? What
> happens if i edit the patron record and clear out the login name?
> 3) Is there a way for me to add a patron and defer creating their login
> till later?
> 4) Anytime i edit the OPAC login, does the e-mail notice with the login and
> password information get sent automatically? Or is there a way i can trigger
> them manually?
> At our library, we will snail-mail a membership card and wait for patrons
> to acknowledge they received them and want an OPAC login before we create
> one for them.
> We don't expect many people to use an OPAC login, but still want the other
> nice features for people who will.
> Thanks and regards,
> krishnan
> Pune, India
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