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Log on and off of Connexion client

Find out how to log on and off of Connexion client.

Log on to Connexion client

You can customize the logon procedure in various ways (e.g., set a default authorization and password) or you can enter your authorization and password each time you log on to the Connexion client.

One-step log on process

  1. Open Connexion client (Start > Programs > OCLC Connexion or double-click the Connexion client shortcut on your desktop).

    If new client components become available before the next version, a New Components Available dialog may open so that you can download files containing small changes in the Connexion client configuration without having to upgrade or install a completely new version.

    In the New Components Available dialog, click Yes to download the listed files immediately.
    Or
    Click Remind me later to download the files at another time. The window reopens each time you open the client until you download the files.
     
  2. Click any command that requires an online connection (e.g., Cataloging > Search > WorldCat). The Logon OCLC Connexion dialog opens automatically.
  3. In the Logon OCLC Connexion dialog, enter your OCLC authorization and password using one of the following methods:
  4. Click OK or press <Enter>. The appropriate dialog (e.g., the Search WorldCat dialog) opens automatically.

Two-step log on process

  1. Open Connexion client (Start > Programs > OCLC Connexion or double-click the Connexion client shortcut on your desktop).

    If new client components become available before the next version, a New Components Available dialog may open so that you can download files containing small changes in the Connexion client configuration without having to upgrade or install a completely new version.

    In the New Components Available dialog, click Yes to download the listed files immediately.
    Or
    Click Remind me later to download the files at another time. The window reopens each time you open the client until you download the files.
     
  2. Click File > Logon or press <Ctrl><F1>.
  3. In the Logon OCLC Connexion dialog, enter your OCLC authorization and password using one of the following methods:
  4. Click OK or press <Enter>.
  5. When the system logs you on, the Welcome window opens.
    • Click Print to print the window.
    • Navigate to View > Welcome Message to view the window later in your session or after you log off.
  6. Click Close or press <Enter> to close the Welcome window.
  7. Click a command that opens a dialog to interact with the OCLC system (e.g., click Cataloging > Search > WorldCat).

Alternative log on process

Select a macro or action to run automatically at startup that includes automatic logon using your default authorization and password. See Run a startup macro or client action for more information.

How do you know you're logged on?

  • If you logged on using a command other than File > Logon, the appropriate dialog opens immediately.
  • The Logoff toolbar button becomes available and the Logon button is unavailable.
  • In the status bar, the online session timer starts. See Customize automatic session timer and logoff warning for more information.

Log off of Connexion client

  1. Click File > Logoff or press <Alt><F1> to log off of Connexion client
  2. Click File > Exit, press <Alt><F4>, or click X in the upper-right corner of the client window to close Connexion client.

How do you know you're logged off?

  • The Log Off toolbar button becomes unavailable.
  • The Log On toolbar button becomes available.
  • The session timer no longer appears in the client status bar.

 Note: After you log off, you can view the session duration and other information using View > User Information.

 

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