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What methods of authentication are available for Informit?

What methods of authentication are available for Informit?

These are the methods of authentication available for Informit.

Username and password

  • Log in to Informit.

IP authentication

  • Email your IP address ranges to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter them into Informit Admin.
  • Go to Informit where you will automatically be logged in, as long as your computer’s IP address is part of the range provided.
  • To confirm your PC's IP address is in the range supplied, go to www.informit.org/ip-address-checker.

Referring URL authentication

  • Email your referring URL to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter it into Informit Admin.
  • Link to Informit from that referring URL.
  • You will automatically be logged in, as long as you link from the referring page provided.
  • Your organisation’s nominated administrator must provide the authentication for users to access the referring page in question.

Embedded username and password

  • Link to Informit username=XXXXX; password=YYYYY.
  • Where XXXXX and YYYYY are the Informit username and password for your organisation, users will automatically be logged into Informit.

Barcode authentication

  • Barcode authentication allows remote users of small libraries to access Informit by using their library barcode or member number details.
  • Email the barcode ranges that are unique to your organisation to support.informit@rmit.edu.au.
  • You can link to any Informit search page from your webpage as long as it ends with barcode=true;org=XXXXX

An example is:

       search.informit.org/login;barcode=true;org=XXXXX

where XXXXX is the Informit username for your organisation. You will be logged into Informit, as long as the barcode entered is valid.

Shibboleth authentication