[Koha] Google Authentication to all gmail account.

Jerwyn Fernandez os.jerwynfernandez at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 16:02:46 NZST 2016

Dear Sir Joel and the rest of the community,

Really appreciate your feedback on this matter.

As you have said using SAML would be the best option for our use case,
still won't create accounts on the fly.

Since our use case is eagerly in need of creating accounts in Koha through
google authentication on the fly, just like when you log-in to Lazada,
Cincopa, Interverser and a like that uses google authentication.


Bob mentioned in the previous comment, that Koha's circulation rules are
based on branch code and patron category. What I am thinking if possible to
set a default library branch and patron category when logging in using
google authentication so that it will create accounts on the fly!

I believe this is out of the capability of Koha as of the moment, that is
why I am requesting the community to develop our use case if possible.

I'm not really sure how it works, with regards to who will develop and the
development process and about the funding.

As per my team initial discussion, we will fund this project/development
once we have the quotation and discuss it over with the management if they
are amenable with the development and with the pricing.

On behalf of my team, I am humbly requesting the community if there is
someone who is willing to develop our use case.

Hope for your kind and consideration for our request.

Looking forward to this!

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:31 PM, Coehoorn, Joel <jcoehoorn at york.edu> wrote:

> When I first read this, I was thinking from the standpoint of an
> institutional library that issues e-mail accounts via one of the Google
> Apps for My Domain programs (ie: Google Apps for Ed/Gov/Work). Otherwise,
> it seems like you're favoring one kind of e-mail account that, while
> popular, still only accounts for a small fraction of potential users.
> With an institutional Google Apps domain, it is possible now to set up the
> domain as a SAML identity provider, and set up Koha as a saml service
> provider (via Shibboleth
> <https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Shibboleth_Configuration>) that
> will trust the Google Apps domain. This still won't create accounts on the
> fly, but in this context you have an authoritative source of users you
> could periodically batch-preload into Koha.
>> Incidentally, reading the original bug report for 10988, this
> configuration would also completely satisfy that use case. Oauth support is
> useful for it's own merits, but saml is probably the better choice in the
> context of allowing users within an institution to log in to both services
> via a single account. Oauth is better when you are allowing users from
> outside the institution.
> Joel Coehoorn
> Director of Information Technology
> 402.363.5603
> *jcoehoorn at york.edu <jcoehoorn at york.edu>*
> The mission of York College is to transform lives through
> Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to
> God, family, and society
> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 6:41 AM, Jerwyn <os.jerwynfernandez at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear Bob,
>> Thanks for writing in!
>> Your response enlightened us more about google authentication.
>> It seems like that our use case is not possible with what Koha is capable
>> of, at the moment.
>> Thank you so much again and have a nice day ahead!
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