Monday, August 8, 2016

Does the term ‘password fatigue’ strike a chord? Beat it back with social login!

Yotam Kramer and Barbara Rad-El
Ex Libris

Ever heard of “Password Fatigue?” You might be suffering from it but had no idea it had a name.
We all suffer from having to come up with numerous username and password combinations for logging into an ever-growing number of systems and applications.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could log in to Alma with an existing username and password? Just think of the benefits – no more hassle of thinking up new variations of a password every few months, no extra overhead for system librarians to manage, and of course no worries about encryption and security issues over the web.

Social login to the rescue! In all seriousness, librarians are looking for a really simple and convenient way for logging into library systems, and what better way than using their existing social accounts like Facebook, or Google+?

The benefits are clear: Simple, Easy, Fast -- with no IT hassle.


We are pleased to inform you that in our latest (August) release, Alma fully supports social login. Staff will be able to use their Facebook or Google account details to log in to their Alma accounts. Check the August 2016 Release Notes and the Ex Libris Developer Network for more details!

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