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The OpenAthens local authentication API can be used to log your users into the system based on credentials stored in any system you can gain programmatic access to and is ideal in situations where you cannot use any of the other connection types. It requires you to implement some code at your end. 

Your local systems system should use at least two factor authentication (e.g. username and password, barcode and pin).

If you're looking for information about the management API instead, see: OpenAthens REST API documentation


Before you start you will need: