Proxy User Functionality
We have teaching assistants/administrative assistants/research assistants who are asked to request materials on behalf of an other ILLiad user. It would be helpful if a proxy account could be created for these assistants to create the request, but for the primary user to be responsible for the item (loan) and notified of delivery (article).
Jenny Vitti commented
This would be very helpful at Emory University. We have a similar setup to Steve, but it would be so much more straightforward to have just a single logon option. Could the "Authorized Users" field in the user record be used as more than a text field? (Ares also has proxy users; I imagine the ILLiad setup would be more along the lines of the Full Proxy in Ares.)
Steve Heim commented
Yes! We have many "RA" accounts. Our ILLiad regular users authenticate with LDAP, but for the "RA" accounts we use ILLiad authentication. It usually works fine, though we are having trouble with the recent 9.x upgrade.
Renna Redd commented
I think this is a great idea since it's been done in Aeon.