Directory Integration (LDAP) / RESTful API

FileWave Integrations

FileWave provides direct integration with several well-known systems to leverage existing data and structures.



 

Directory Integration

FileWave supports AD (Microsoft Active Directory), OD (Open Directory), eDir (Novell eDirectory), Open LDAP, and many more directory services that support LDAP based queries so that you can utilize your existing directory service structure, units, users, and user-groups. With FileWave's ability to work with your directory, you save time by allowing FileWave to do the heavy lifting for you.

RESTful API

The RESTful API is code built into FileWave server version 6.x that provides the capability of two-way communication between the FileWave Postgres database and other external DB’s. Using calls in the RESTful API, a FileWave administrator can generate queries, exchange information, and more efficiently integrate inventory data. The RESTful API is designed so that queries and tools created using the current version API will continue to function as future versions of the FileWave server and admin apps are introduced.

There are two primary reasons for learning about, and taking advantage of the RESTful API. The first is being able to access the FW database externally, such as through a terminal session or custom dashboard. The second is integrating other databases with the FileWave database.

Many institutions using FileWave for inventory management of their various devices also have existing databases for tracking systems. These DB’s could range from simple, in-house SQL databases designed to keep track of institutional assets, to a full-blown commercial data engine such as SCCM. The RESTful API contains the mechanisms to integrate those databases into FileWave through an authentication system, followed by a standardized set of queries using the JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format.


Clever.com

Seamlessly integrate with your organization's existing SIS (student information system) for an easy, reliable and secure experience. This trusted relationship between FileWave and your SIS via Clever.com provides a fully automated synchronization of your existing curriculum and user enrollment data into FileWave's classroom management tool, Engage - saving you and your teachers time.

Here's a few of the many supported SIS systems:

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Google Suite

Getting Chromebook devices into FileWave is as simple as connecting your FileWave Admin console to your Google Admin console. Organizational Units are mirrored from Google Admin, ensuring all groups and devices are automatically organized within FileWave Admin in a familiar fashion.


Watchman Monitoring  Watchman Monitoring

Implementing Watchman Monitoring along with FileWave provides effortless early-detection of problems on your fleet. The combination of FileWave and Watchman Monitoring results in more proactive interaction with your end users as well. Show them how to contact you for support before an issue is urgent, and allow them to access the resources such as file servers, webmail, and even the FileWave Kiosk itself via the Watchman Monitoring Contact Menu.

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