Configuration options for the ‘ILS/Account Integration – Masquerade Mode' section of the Library System. Top of page Table of Contents ILS/Account Integration
Pika Configuration and Library Systems from the left sidebar.
Library Id number or the Edit link to gain access to the Library Systems page.
ILS/Account Integration to get to the Masquerade Mode information. Masquerade Mode Masquerade Mode is typically only used for libraries that use a Username/Barcode and PIN/Password login scheme. Click on the Masquerade Mode tab. Allow Masquerade Mode
Click on the checkbox to enable
Masquerade Mode for the library system. Masquerade Mode will only be enabled for staff P-types at the library system. Top of page Masquerade Mode Automatic Timeout Length Masquerade Mode Automatic Timeout Length is the amount of time before an idle user’s Masquerade session automatically ends. The value is set in seconds. If the value is set to the default value zero (0) then the timeout length is 90 seconds. Top of page Allow Display of Reading History in Masquerade Mode Allow display of reading history in Masquerade Mode enables or disables the ability for staff patrons to see patrons' reading histories when Masquerading as a patron. For increased patron privacy, turn this option off. Top of page Masquerade Settings in PTypes Table Masquerade Mode settings require settings for certain Ptypes in the Ptypes table.
Users with the
OPAC Admin role will have access to this table, but other roles will not be able to see or edit these values. Ptypes and Masquerade Levels
Access the Ptypes Table from the
P-Types option under Pika Configuration.
Find the Staff Ptype that should have
Masquerade Mode permissions. Click Edit under the Actions column to edit.
In the form, under the
Masquerade Level there are several options to choose from. No Masquerade
There are no Masquerade Mode options allowed for this Ptype. This is the default option.
Masquerade as Patrons of home branch
Staff Ptype can only Masquerade as patrons that have the same home branch library as the given Ptype.
Masquerade as Patrons of home library
Staff Ptype can only Masquerade as patrons that have the same home library system as the given Ptype.
Masquerade as any user
Staff Ptype can Masquerade as any user or patron, regardless of the given Ptype’s home library or branch.
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