6 Methods for setting up or changing IP-address recognition access to FirstSearch

After gathering the needed information, you choose the method to set up or change IP-address recognition access to FirstSearch. For advice about gathering the needed information, see Information needed to set up IP-address recognition access to FirstSearch.

Two methods

Two methods are available for setting up or changing IP-address recognition access:

  • The FirstSearch administrative module
  • The IP-Address Recognition Request form on the OCLC web site.

If you set up IP-address recognition access using the web form, your setup information is also available in the administrative module of your default authorization for IP-address recognition.

Comparison of the methods

The following table compares the two methods:

Question Administrative module answer Web form answer
When does the information entered take effect in FirstSearch? Immediately after it is saved Within 48 hours (Monday-Friday) after it is submitted
Do OCLC staff review the information entered before it takes effect? No Yes
Can you include comments or questions when entering information? No Yes
Where is the method located? http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin/ https://www3.oclc.org/app/ip_recognition/


Data entry differences

The following table compares data entry using the two methods:

Question Administrative module answer Web form answer
How do you specify your default authorization for IP-address recognition? By using it to log on to the administrative module By typing it in the box provided in the web form
Do you enter contact information? No Yes
How do you specify the IP addresses that may access FirstSearch? By typing them in the boxes provided By typing them in the box provided
How do you specify additional authorizations for IP-address recognition? By typing them in the box provided By typing them in the box provided
How do you indicate that you want to be required to include an authorization in IP-address recognition URLs for your default authorization as well as for your additional authorizations? By placing a check in the Authorization Required box By noting that in the Additional Comments box