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Secure Sync and the Data API

Clever Secure Sync lets you sync data from every SIS with one integration - instead of building a separate connector for OneRoster files, PowerSchool, Aeries, Skyward, Infinite Campus, eSchoolPlus (and so on), you can quickly provision accounts and use that time to improve your core product.

Secure Sync vs Secure Sync Lite vs Free SSO

Secure Sync and Secure Sync Lite allow you to access information about users and provision accounts in advance; Instant Login-only applications have access to user information only when the user logs in through IL.

Secure Sync also gives access to roster information - student-teacher associations and classroom data - while Secure Sync Lite only gives user information.

Not sure which is right for you? Reach out to tech-support@clever.com and we'll get you in touch with our Application Partnerships team.

Getting started with Secure Sync

First, check out Clever's Data Model to understand how data is organized in Clever. There are three major components to a solid Secure Sync integration:

  1. Onboarding districts - identifying the district-app token and preparing to ingest data
  2. Initial sync - matching existing data and provisioning accounts for the first time
  3. Ongoing sync - handling changes to data on an ongoing basis, including semester and school-year rollover

We'll go over best practices for each of these pieces in the next three pages.


What's Next

Set your districts up for success with a great onboarding plan!

Onboarding Districts

Secure Sync and the Data API