Subscription by IP address

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Subscription by IP address

Postby yen » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:58 am


On my system, institutional users within the IP range can't login without a password, for some reason I dont know.

I've created the subscription type (also ticked " Subscribers should be validated via domain or IP authentication.")

Then I subscribed the existing user and added in the IP range.

But when I log into the site (from a corrent IP range), it prompts for a login and password. Even with the right login and no password it doesnt work.

Any suggestions?


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Postby asmecher » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:54 pm

Hi yen,

Check your access settings. Here are a few things to look at:
  • The issue and article in question should be set to subscription-based. As Editor, go into Back Issues, find the issue, and check the following:
    • In Issue Data, Access should be set to Subscription and the Open access date should be set to sometime in the future.
    • In Table of Contents, Access should be set to Default for the articles you're trying to use subscriptions with.
  • Subscriptions should be enabled in the Journal Manager's Setup, step 4
  • The journal should not be set to Open Access in the Journal Manager's Setup, step 2
  • In the Access settings in Setup step 2:
    • Under Article Access, allow unregistered users to view the fulltext of published articles.
    • Under Site Access, allow unregistered users to view the journal site.
With these settings in place, IP-based subscriptions should work without requiring readers to be registered with OJS. If you're still having trouble, it may be worth looking at your server configuration -- for example, some webservers behind proxies have trouble recognizing the incoming request as being from the source IP rather than the proxy server IP.

Alec Smecher
Open Journal Systems Team

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