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Registering updates by API according to the API-key name

When API requests are sent to Alma, and an entity (item, user, Invoice etc.) is created or updated, the  modifier/creator appears as “API, Ex Libris”:

This is because all API modifications are attributed to the special user exl_api.

Starting Alma May 2023 it is possible to configure Alma to register the modifier/creator of an entity as the name given to the API-key.

Under “General Configuration” > “Other Settings”, change detailed_creator_and_modifier_for_api_changes to true:

From then on, each new entity created or updated on Alma will appear with the name you gave the API-key:

This could be helpful to distinguish between different applications which update the same entities in Alma using API requests.

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