For authentication to Ebook Central sites, if a customer does not use EZproxy, Shibboleth, OpenAthens, or similar, our primary alternative is a hosted authentication method we refer to as “Patron Login,” using the on-campus and/or simple-proxy IP addresses provided to us by the customer. 

With our default settings for the Patron Login authentication method:
There are several alternative settings for the Patron Login authentication method:

Anonymous Access setting:
If set to “ON” (default):
 

If set to “OFF”:
 “Create Account” setting:
If set to “ON” (default):
If set to “OFF”:
“Request Account” setting: 
If set to “ON”:
If set to “OFF” (default):
"Create Account from IP or Request" setting:
Additionally, patron logins can be restricted to work only from the provided IP addresses.
This option may be desired if one of the provided IP addresses is a proxy server IP address and you only want your patrons to be able to access either from on campus or via a proxied link.
 
Librarians can also pre-assign (as well as delete) patron logins and communicate these to patrons outside of the platform.