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Authorized Users

Learn how to authorize users to manage your WorldCat registry profile in OCLC Service Configuration.

Use this screen to authorize users to manage this profile. To access this screen, sign in to Service Configuration, open the WorldCat Registry left navigation and select Authorized Users.

 Note:  Removing the user's authorization does not delete the user's account; it only dissociates it from the institution profile.

Authorized Users include WorldCat Accounts and OCLC Services Accounts

  • WorldCat Accounts are created when using WorldCat.org, WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat registry, and the OCLC Developer Network.  
  • OCLC Services Accounts are used to access WorldShare and can also be used to access Service Configuration. You must have a WorldShare Circulation or WorldShare ILL Admin role associated with your OCLC Services Account to access the Service Configuration.  See WorldShare Admin, Roles for more information.

 Note: WorldCat Accounts will allow users to configure multiple institutions at once, whereas OCLC Services Accounts accounts only allow configurations for the institution tied to that WorldShare account.  

See Sign in to OCLC Service Configuration for more information.

WorldCat Accounts

Select the WorldCat Accounts tab to authorize WorldCat Account users to manage this profile.

To add a user:

  1. Click Add a User. The Add New User screen will appear.
  2. Add a username from an existing account. If the username is invalid, an error message appears.
  3. Click Add. The Username, Email Address and Name are added to the list.
  4. Click Save

To delete a user:

  1. Click the check box next to the Username.
  2. Click Remove Selected Users.
  3. Click Save.

OCLC Services Accounts

Select the OCLC Services Accounts tab to authorize WorldShare account users to manage this profile.

To add a user:

  1. Click Request to add a User. The Authorize This User screen will appear.
  2. Enter the required information:
    • PPID: The Patron Personal Identifier (PPID) is an unique IDs created to identify user records within the WMS Admin database. Both regular WMS accounts and third-party authentication accounts are assigned a PPID when the user record is created. 
    • Namespace: The Namespace is the user ID entered in the WMS database.
      •  Note: The Namespace and PPID are listed in the user's account in WorldShare Admin under the Diagnostics accordion.

    • Authenticating Registry ID: The Registry ID is the numerical identifier for the institution.
  3. Click Send Request to OCLC. When verified, the user name will appear in the Authorized Users list.
  4. Click Save

To delete a user:

  1. Click the check box next to the Username.
  2. Click Remove Selected Users.
  3. Click Save.