Facility: How to set up Facility integration
This article tells you what you need to do to sync data from Facility to your Parents Evening System, both when setting your system up for the first time and when you later want to refresh the data.
Setting up Facility integration
Note: This section only needs to be followed if you are setting your system up for the first time or your Facility details have changed. If the integration is already set up please follow the Syncing your data from Facility section below.
Open the file in a text editor and locate the following section of xml:
Change the contents of allow="" to a list (separated by the pipe character | ) of the required IP addresses. Our IP addresses are 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
Therefore an example configuration which allows access to your Parents Evening System and locally would be the following:
To verify these settings access https://localhost/API in a web browser, you should see the Facility Connect API page appear (please note an SSL certificate should also be set up in IIS).
Once you have completed the above return to your system and enter your Facility web address (either in the Getting Started Wizard or in Settings > Data Input Source) along with any other details the page requires.
Syncing your data from Facility
You can run a sync to load the current data from Facility into your system whenever you need to by going to the navigation bar, clicking on Data then the sync button: