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Koha 3 Manual

Global Preferences: Admin

To set up Global System Preferences


  • Go to the 'Administration' module (under 'More' in your Global Nav)


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  • Click on 'Global system preferences'

Admin

IMPORTANT: Be cautious when making changes to any system preference, as editing these fields will affect your system. If you are unsure of what the value should be or whether it should be changed, contact your system administrator.


AutoLocation

Blocks unauthorized IP Addresses from accessing staff client.

Default Value: OFF

Values:
  • ON = IP authentication is enabled, blocking access to the staff client from unauthorized IP addresses.
  • OFF = Anyone with a login can access the staff client no matter what IP they're coming from.

To enter the IP addresses that are allowed you must edit that in the administration module
  • Get there: More > Administration > Libraries, Branches, & Groups > Edit Branch

DebugLevel

This setting determines the amount of detail that is sent to the screen about an error when a user encounters an error using the system.

Default Value: 2

Values:
  • 0 = shows no error info (other than the basic error message)
  • 1 = some detail
  • 2 = most detail

TIP: You will typically set this to '0' in production, but can briefly change it to '2' if you encounter a particular error in which you need more information to report the problem.



delimiter

Defines the default separator character for exporting reports to open in an external application.

When report data outputs in Koha to an external file, it is done so in a value separated flat file (common types of this are comma separated values .csv files, tab delimitted files, etc.). This setting allows the library(s) to decide what character they want to use to separate the columns of output data in the value separated flat file.

Default Value: ;

Values:
  • ;
  • tabulation
  • /
  • \
  • #

TIP: In the U.S., ';' is most common and makes the reports compatible with Microsoft Excel.



FrameworksLoaded

Frameworks loaded through webinstaller.

Default Value: userflags.sql|marc21_framework_DEFAULT.sql|stopwords.sql|sysprefs.sql|auth-
types.sql|marc21_holdings_coded_values.sql|library.sql|itemtypes_default.sql|borrower_categories.sql|auth_val.sql

This field contains a list of all MARC framework scripts, syspref scripts, and sample data prefs loaded during the web installation.

IMPORTANT: It is not recommend that this setting is changed after the initial installation of Koha.



GranularPermissions

Default Value: OFF

Values:
  • ON = Adds the ability to provide more granular permissions to staff (such as allowing access to one or two tools instead of them all)
  • OFF = Permissions are assigned by function instead of allowing staff access to parts of a function

TIP: If this preference is turned OFF after being ON, the system reverts to the original behavior, although the specific permissions are retained.  This means if a staff member has been given granular permissions they will retain those even if this is turned OFF



IndependantBranches

Use this setting if independent libraries are sharing a single Koha installation (each are a 'branch' in Koha).

IMPORTANT: This setting is not intended to be used with normal library branches. This setting is meant for libraries who are independent organizations, meaning they do not share material or patrons.

IMPORTANT: The value (ON/OFF) should be set BEFORE going live and should NOT be changed. This setting is a precursor setting to the fuller system group work development forthcoming in Koha 3.2.



Default Value: OFF

If ON, Koha will increase security between the libraries (ie, 'branches') in your Koha system. When 'IndependentBranches' is ON, Koha...

  • prohibits staff users from logging into another location from within the staff client, unless they have superlibrarian privileges.
  • filters out patrons from patron searches that do not belong at the login location. (If a patron is registered at 'C' Branch, a search at 'A' Branch won't bring up that patron.) 
  • limits the location and sublocation choices to the login location, when adding or modifying an item record.
  • prevents users from other library locations from checking out or placing holds on material held at a different library location.
  • prevents staff from editing item records that do not belong to the login location. 

All of this is with the exception of the superlibrarian. Superlibrarian is the highest level of privileges that can be granted to a staff user and entitles the user to do anything in the system.


insecure

Default Value: OFF

Values:
  • ON = Bypasses all authentication (staff client and OPAC included). Be careful!
  • OFF = Requires authentication on the staff client and the OPAC

IMPORTANT: it is not recommend that this setting is changed after the initial installation of Koha.



intranet_includes

Use 'includes' directory if you want specific look of Koha (includes or includes_npl, for example).

Default Value: includes


KohaAdminEmailAddress

Define the Koha Administrator email address.

Default Value: root@localhost

TIP: It is recommended that you use the email address of a superlibrarian (e.g. Library Director, Head of Circulation, etc) Only one email address can be entered, however it can be changed at any time.



This email address will receive patron modification requests, purchase suggestions (if you choose to have them emailed), and information regarding overdue notices.


libraryAddress

Define the address to use for printing receipts, overdues, etc.

Default Value: no value

IMPORTANT: You only need to enter an address here, if the address you want to use is different from the physical address you've assigned to the library in 'Libraries,Branches, & Groups'.


  • Get there: More > Administration > Libraries, Branches, & Groups

MIME

Defines the default application Koha will use when exporting reports.

Default Value: EXCEL

Values:
  • EXCEL
  • OPENOFFICE.ORG

noItemTypeImages

Determines whether itemtype images display in the OPAC and staff intranet.

Here is an example of itemtype images:
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Default Value: OFF

Values:
  • ON = itemtype images do not display
  • OFF = itemtype images are displayed

TIP: You can assign itemtype images to your itemtypes through the administration 'Item Types and Circulation Codes'


  • Get there: More > Administration > Item Types and Circulation Codes


OPACBaseURL

Here's where you specify the base URL for your OPAC.

Default Value: no value

For example, opac.mylibrary.com

TIP: The 'http://' will automatically be added by Koha.



IMPORTANT: It is not recommend that this setting is changed after the initial installation of Koha.



OpacMaintenance

Default Value: OFF

Values:
  • ON = When on all functions in the OPAC will be disabled and replaced with a maintenance message
  • OFF = When off the OPAC functions as expected

When ON the OPAC will look like this
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TIP: The text for this warning cannot be edited at this time



SessionStorage

Use database or a temporary file for storing session data.

Default Value: MYSQL

Values:
  • MYSQL
  • Pg
  • tmp

IMPORTANT: it is not recommend that this setting is changed after the initial installation of Koha.



singleBranchMode

Defines if Koha should operate in 'single-branch' mode.

Default Value: OFF

Values:
  • ON = Koha hides the branch selection functionality in the OPAC.
  • OFF = Koha displays the branch selection functionality in the OPAC.


staffClientBaseURL

Specify the base URL for your staff client.

Default Value: no value

IMPORTANT: Remember, if you have not chosen a 'hosted' solution through a Koha service provider, you need to buy and register your own domain name.



timeout

Inactivity timeout for cookies authentication (in seconds)

Default Value: 12000000

IMPORTANT: It is not recommend that this setting is changed after the initial installation of Koha.



Version

This refers to the Koha database version your installation is running.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT change this after the initial installation of Koha. It is maintained by the webinstaller.