[EP-tech] Re: Login required to retrieve requested documents

Jiadi Yao jy2e08 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Sep 10 15:26:33 BST 2014


Just to clarify the standard implementation of the eprints' request a 
copy feature.

When you submit a Request a Copy request, EPrints attempts to find a 
matching user account based on the contact email registered for the 
eprint. If a registered user is found (and the requested eprint has the 
document uploaded), the "Accept" and "Reject" is rendered in the email, 
so the requestee can simply follow these links to approve/reject 
requester's access to the document. Otherwise, the requestee will just 
receive a request email, which he needs to send the original document 

Once the requestee approves the request, a new email with the direct 
link to download the file is sent to the requester. This link contains a 
special cookie code that allows the requester to download the document 
directly, without login.

However, we have seen in some deployment (especially the single sign 
ons), the login redirects would simply ignore the special cookie code 
and send the requester to the login page anyway.

I hope these helps

On 10/09/2014 14:49, Ian Stuart wrote:
> On 10/09/14 14:31, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> I¹m not trying to be awkward here, just trying to understand this process
>> as my colleagues here are disagreeing! So, when we or the academic
>> receives a ³Request Copy² email there is a link in that email to say
>> ³Approve this request² which then takes them to EPrints to confirm that
>> they approve the request. The requester then receives an email with a link
>> to download their document. If you¹re saying that this can¹t be done then
>> isn¹t the above a redundant feature?
> Nope - you're not being awkward..... I didn't know it did that (I don't
> use it)
> The way it was explained to me was the sending of the document was up to
> the depositor.

Jiadi Yao
jy2e08 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
EPrints Services
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