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Once you have defined the login box text to suit your organisation (on the login page tab) you are ready to deal with the final two configuration areas:

When you're ready to go live, check both the live and visible boxes and then save. Your new connection should be available on the authentication point in a few seconds.

How to test

There will be more functions available later, but during the beta you can just set it as live and visible and start using it on the authentication point

How to use LDAP alongside MD accounts

Once If this is your only local connection, once you set this as both live and visible it becomes your default way for users to log into OpenAthens where the system knows the user is yours - e.g. where the user has selected your organisation from a WAYF on a federated resource or remembers a users previous choice. Where the system does not know the user is yours only the OpenAthens account login will appear, but the user can find you via the search box at which point the LDAP login a button that takes the user to you becomes available.

Users with OpenAthens accounts can still log in by clicking the OpenAthens link on the page to switch their input. This gives you options for providing access to users who you do not have in your directory such as temporary users, walk-ins or test accounts for suppliers.