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Users are getting the authentication error "Reach out to the institution admin and provide the following information"

  • You use a Single Sign-On authentication system and users are getting the error when attempting to log in to the Tipasa or WMS patron user portal:
    "Authentication error
    Reach out to the institution admin and provide the following information:
    Institution Registry ID: [xxxxx]
    Institution Symbol: [xxx]"
  • You may also be getting an error when trying to log into the staff side of Tipasa/WMS - "An error has occurred. Please try again later or contact support."
Applies to
  • Tipasa
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • WorldShare Management Services (WMS)
  • WorldShare Admin

This error indicates a problem with your authentication. Check with your IT staff to see if they have recently updated a certificate. If so, send OCLC Support your new certificate so it can be loaded. If your current certificate is going to expire soon, send both your current certificate and your new certificate so both can be loaded.

If the error is only affecting some users, contact OCLC Support with a screenshot of the error and the names and email addresses of the affected users. Please also send the name and email address of a user who is not affected so the accounts can be compared.

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