This documentation outlines the steps necessary to download, configure, and deploy the Ed-Fi ODS (Operational Data Store) and companion API (Application Programming Interface), referred to collectively as the Ed-Fi ODS / API. The Ed-Fi ODS / API enables applications to read and write education data stored in an Ed-Fi ODS through a secure REST interface. The Ed-Fi ODS / API supports both transactional and bulk modes of operation.
For implementations that have no requirement to extend or customize the ODS / API, consider using the Ed-Fi Tech Suite Installer as an alternative to starting from source code. If you take this approach, then ignore the information on this page and follow the instructions provided with the installers.
This documentation is for technical professionals who work with educational data, including business analysts, database administrators, and software developers. The primary audience is developers and hosts of ODS / API platforms, but developers of client applications may find this information useful.