Hi Daniel,
I'm not sure about your exact use case, but DSpace doesn't have an entire-site lockdown mechanism. It does use resource policies that can be used to restrict access to each resource, on a Community by Collection by Item by Bitstream basis. If you set the policy, then the anonymous not-logged-in user would not be able to view any content. (I think that JSPUI/XMLUI will still list the communities/collections in the community-list, regardless of authorization, but the user won't be able to access them).

If you wanted to make your entire site inaccessible 100%, unless the user was authenticated, you might want to have your web server secure your entire site. I have heard of 3rd party customizations that would require a visitor to agree to a privacy-policy before they could access the site.

i.e. If you use shibboleth for authentication, then your web server (apache or nginx) could have a rule such as:

<Location />

    AuthType shibboleth

    ShibRequireSession on

    Require validuser


You could perhaps approach that with a separate .htpasswd basic auth too.

Which ensures the user is a member of your campus-auth scheme. However, you would still need to ensure that users that get through are members of EPerson groups that can access certain content. And that your content is only readable by certain EPerson groups that your trust.

You can see more Authentication methods in DSpace at the docs: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC4x/Authentication+Plugins
Other forms of auth include: DSpace Username/Password, Shibboleth, LDAP, IP Address, and X.509 browser certificate.

Peter Dietz

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:23 PM, Daniel G <daniel.1gs@gmail.com> wrote:


sorry for my english 

I have a question, about dspace, can dspace loguin protected, i mean full protected

login pass before see anything


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