Use this form to start IP address recognition or to make additions and changes to current addresses or authorizations. Describe additions and changes in the Comments box at the bottom of the form.
Library staff can use this form to request IP-address recognition for authentication of logon to the FirstSearch service and any of its databases, including the Electronic Collections Online database. For information about IP-address recognition capabilities, limitations, and procedures, see Getting Started.
Before completing this form:
- Work with your system administrator to identify all the IP addresses shown on HTTP connections from your network that should have access to your FirstSearch account or accounts. An IP address (for example, 22.214.171.124) identifies a computer or other machine on the Internet.
- Ask your system administrator if your firewall or proxy server will cache documents requested from OCLC because caching of interactive pages may cause problems.
- Make sure that you have the authorization number for your FirstSearch account. If you have multiple FirstSearch accounts, you need the authorization number for each account that will use IP-address recognition access. You received the 9-digit authorization number in a letter, message, or fax sent when your account began. If you do not know your FirstSearch authorization number, contact your FirstSearch administrator or your OCLC-affiliated regional network.
Complete and submit this form to OCLC. OCLC acknowledges receipt of the form and tries to complete processing of the request within 48 hours (Monday-Friday).
Construct URLs and add links containing the URLs to your library's Web pages. For instructions, see Getting Started.