24/05/2022

ESS – Service Updates May 2022

Please remember – SIMS ID is subject to weekly maintenance and upgrades works, this maintains service performance and introduces new features, details of when this takes place is outlined here https://www.empsn.org.uk/knowledge-base/capita-maintenance-windows/ 

Visible Developments made over the Quarter Include

SIMS ID for All Users


Registration – Reinitiate Verification Email Process

ESS have now re-enabled the email verification process and merged both pieces of functionality together, so users are able to confirm their email for verification or use the email verification process. When a user verifies their email, it is automatically enabled for Login and Password Recovery giving a better customer experience.

SIMS ID For Local Site Administrators

User Management – Multi-Site Hosted Security Group Management

Multi-Site Hosted Local Site Administrators can now manage the security groups for hosted users at sites other than their home site.

User Management – Passwords with Certain Bracket Characters Error Page

ESS has fixed an issue that prevented < > being used in passwords set in the user management screen

User Management – Improved clarity about where users are provisioned from

ESS has made it clearer where users are provisioned from: People Service Discovery, Registration., UI, CSV etc.

SIMS ID for Technical Integrators

Client Management – Vendor Level RAPAPI Endpoints/Vendor Client Management

ESS has created a new area of TI for partners to use, this new area is called Vendor Management. This new area is available from the TI hub page and will allow partners to generate and manage a Vendor Client that is unique to the Vendor.


This new vendor client is a specific client that is directly linked to a vendor (without the need for applications or manually created clients) and will allow partners to interact with our Partner endpoints in the RAPAPI to automate the installation and management of their products.

Data Transfer – Update Securable

We have added functionality to improve the communication to schools when vendors change their required data. Keeping schools in control of their data.

Provisioning (RAP) API Extend Clients/Sites endpoint to work with SSO clients

ESS has extended the partner clients/sites endpoint to now work with SSO clients instead of only working for data access.


This new update means partners user who have an SSO client mapped/installed at multiple sites can now use the above endpoint to return a list of all.

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