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Failed Testing OAI support error when adding new repository

  • You get the error Failed: Testing OAI support when adding a new repository to the Digital Collection Gateway
Applies to
  • Digital Collection Gateway

The Gateway uses the OAI-PMH Identify verb to test basic functionality. Identify is a required verb in the OAI-PMH protocol, so when it fails, it typically means the Gateway will not be able to support the repository.  It is possible that the OAI-PMH repository is responding with an unexpected result, which may mean that the Identify response does not conform to the OAI-PMH protocol, or that the response contains invalid XML. 

Additional information

There is documentation on the required elements of the Identify response

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