[Archivesspace_Users_Group] New to ArchivesSpace and LDAP/public Interface Questions

Kari R Smith smithkr at mit.edu
Fri Sep 28 12:22:10 EDT 2018

Note that no one needs to login for the Public User Interface … it is publically open on the Web if you have it running on the open network / Web.

The LDAP is for logging into ArchivesSpace as a User (for staff side.)   So, the LDAP functionality is not necessary to implement for your Libraries’ patrons to access the public “catalog” of your collections in ArchivesSpace.

If I am incorrect about this, someone lease correct me!


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Trevor Thornton
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 10:51 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] New to ArchivesSpace and LDAP/public Interface Questions

I can answer the second part: Yes, the user needs to be created in ArchivesSpace before being able to log in, even with LDAP authentication enabled. You can log in as the 'admin' user using the password set in config/config.rb in the AppConfig[:default_admin_password] setting (default password is 'admin' - but it's a good idea to change that after logging in). Once logged in as admin you can create users and assign them to groups. You will still need to assign a password but the user will be able to log in with their LDAP password instead.

On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 10:10 AM Eddie Clem <carl.clem at wilkes.edu<mailto:carl.clem at wilkes.edu>> wrote:
Good morning everyone! We are new to ArchivesSpace and migrated from Archon. Our network administrator has our data migrated and our resource and location records appear to be in working order in AS; however, we can’t seem to figure out how to setup the public catalog—where the public can search our collection. Does anyone have suggestions or instructions on how we can do that?

Our network administrator has also followed all of the instructions for setting up LDAP, but we can’t seem to get it to accept a users credentials. Do we need to prepopulate/create users in AS before using LDAP? Is there an LDAP expert in the group who may be willing to help tell us what we may be doing incorrectly? ☺

Thank you for any help!



Eddie Clem, MLS
Technical Services Librarian
Acquisitions, Cataloging, & Systems
E.S. Farley Library
84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18766
Office: 570-408-4258 Fax: 570-408-7823
eddie.clem at wilkes.edu<mailto:eddie.clem at wilkes.edu>

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Trevor Thornton
Applications Developer, Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University Libraries
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