While there is an ongoing move towards open access content, open data and open source applications, some of our clients do manage subscription-based resources. In some cases a subset of their information resources are available to the public, while more detailed information requires a paid membership. In other cases, all access requires some sort of login.
For these clients, and for anyone wanting to manage access to web-based information resources, we offer the Andornot Authentication Manager.
This web application allows you to limit access to your website content and search applications based on:
- usernames and passwords;
- IP addresses (single or ranges); and
- referring URLs (i.e. incoming links from an intranet or subscriber-only site).
The Authentication Manager controls what a user can see or access based on their role. For example, the general public may have search-only access to brief records, whereas a logged in user can view a full record, access full text or original digitized content, submit requests or orders, etc. This flexibility is perfect for subscription-based sites and services.
Other features include:
- account and group profile management;
- detailed reporting of site access, by account and time period; and
- subscription and account expiration management.
The Authentication Manager is a .net web application, so designed for Windows Servers and web applications that run on them. The interface is accessible from both desktop and mobile browsers.
Contact us to learn more about the Andornot Authentication Manager.