Help:Providing operators with necessary credentials for submitting to the InfoEx via the CAAML 3.0.3 API
This document describes how a CAA InfoEx administrator can retrieve the necessary information that will allow subscribers with their own database system to directly submit their observations via the CAAML 3.0.3 API of the InfoEx system.
An operator needs two pieces of information for submitting observations to the InfoEx from a database system via the API:
- API Key
A secret token that uniquely identifies the submitting system and provides it with administration privileges for the operation.
- Operation UUID
The universally unique identifier of the operation used in the InfoEx system
This document describes how to generate or retrieve this information.
|NOTE||It is essential for an operation submitting their observation via the CAAML 3.0.3 API that their location catalog in the InfoEx system contains ALL of the locations that observations are submitted for and that their records have the correct External ID. See Submitting observations to the InfoEx via the CAAML 3.0.3 API for more information.|
Creating and setting the API Key for an operation
Retrieving the UUID of an operation
|1.||Log into the InfoEx system with your super user account.|
|2.||Go to the admin menu (cog wheel) in the top right concern of the application next to your user name and select 'Manage Operations'. This will get you to the Operation Management page that lists all the operations that are in the InfoEx system (Fig. 1). Click on the header of any column to sort the table by the particular column.|
|5.||Retrieve the Operation UUID directly from the operation table.|
Functionality tested by
- Jan. 3, 2014: Pascal Haegeli