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Centralised API based Data Exchange

Spanning the ESS Product Suite

ESS DeX aims to provide a centralised data exchange platform that reflects industry standards and best practice. The data available from the DeX interfaces transects the ESS product set exposing a unified set of data to authorised consumers in a cost-effective, legal and ethical way; empowering bidirectional data transfer where it is relevant to do so.

ESS Dex provides integrators with access to a subset of data drawn from SIMS 7 and SIMS 8 (SIMS Primary) keeping the Customer in control of their data and providing Integrators with a consistent single integration point irrespective of the original data source.

ESS DeX is a growing service.  It currently provided access to data through two methods.

 

  1. ESS Data Exchange - OData based endpoints that exposes data from SIMS 7 and SIMS 8 data.
  2. SIMS ID Based APIS
    1. IMS Global One Roster data for students, staff, classes and memberships.  
    2. Resource and Provisioning API - a RESTful API  for provisioning users into third-party systems


 

SIMS ID Based centralised APIs Overview

Comprising of: IMS Global One Roster data for students, staff, classes and memberships. This endpoint is fronted through SIMS ID and services SIMS 7 and SIMS 8 Data. Resource and Provisioning API - a RESTful API that provides similar data to the IMS Global One Roster endpoint but with additional information around the person. This API is used for provisioning users into third-party systems often where SSO or other SIMS ID services are also required. This endpoint is fronted through SIMS ID and services SIMS 7 and SIMS 8 Data.

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Identity and Access Management

The IAM services are based around SIMS ID (in education) and Single ID for non-education applications. Both platforms provide Identity and Access management and are based around industry standard, best practice applications. Service include OAuth2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0 integration services for Authentication User, role and group management is provided as part of the service as is inbuilt multifactor authentication. The IAM service supports direct user credential management through data ingestion, direct UI entry, and secure invite methodologies. Federated third-party identity providers are also supported.

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ESS DeX - OneRoster - Example Calls

Sample calls to assist with integrating ESS MIS products and IMS Global One Roster.

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ESS DeX - RAP API - Example Calls

Sample calls to assist with integrating ESS MIS products and our Resource and Provisioning APIs.

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