11 Authorization number component

Summary

If you have two or more FirstSearch authorizations, include the authorization number component in the URL to specify the authorization number for any link that uses an additional authorization for IP-address recognition.

Your default authorization for IP-address recognition is used when the authorization number component is not included in a URL.

The following table contains the format and an example of the authorization number component:

Component format Component example
autho=[FirstSearch authorization] autho=999999999


For more information about authorizations and IP-address recognition, see Information needed to set up IP-address recognition access to FirstSearch.

Notes

If you include an authorization not specified in your IP-address recognition setup information, users who click on the link are not logged on to FirstSearch. Instead they receive a message and an opportunity to log on manually using a FirstSearch authorization number and password.

If you do not type "autho" correctly in the URL, your default authorization for IP-address recognition is used.

If you use the Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.X browser, do not type a URL containing an authorization in the browser's Open dialog box or in the Address section of the browser's tool bar. If you do, the browser does not format the URL correctly and the system may use the default authorization and other default values for options specified in the URL. However, the Internet Explorer 3.X browser does format the URL correctly when you click on a link containing a URL.

Examples of IP-address recognition URLs

Example 1

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?autho=999999999
Description Log on to FirstSearch using the authorization 999999999. To work correctly, the URL must contain an authorization specified in your IP-address recognition setup information.


Example 2

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip
Description Log on to FirstSearch using your default authorization for IP-address recognition.