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The Ed-Fi Alliance publishes a set of .NET binaries and databases with each ODS / API release. These binaries can be used to deploy a non-extended version of the Ed-Fi ODS / API that has the as-shipped database model. The binaries are useful for system integrators and others wanting to deploy a "core-data-model-only" ODS / API quickly and easily.

These files also support developers creating automated deployments for cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Some deployments which use these binaries are currently published in the Ed-Fi Exchange.

These binaries are available for versions of the ODS / API from version 2.3.1 onwards and include minor and major point version changes. Note that patch release versions will be provided at the Alliance's discretion.

The binaries are published in a Azure Storage account at:{version}/{filename}

The file names are:

  • EdFi_Ods.bacpac
  • EdFi_Ods_Minimal_Template.bacpac
  • EdFi_Ods_Populated_Template.bacpac

For example, the 2.6 version of the WebApi is available at: 

Getting Started Documentation Contents

Find out more about how to begin using the Ed-Fi ODS / API:

The following binaries are also published to the Ed-Fi MyGet Feed:




EdFi.Ods.SwaggerUIBinary for ODS / API Swagger Online documentation 


Binary for Sandbox Admin App 


Binary for ODS REST APIs 


Binary for ODS / API SDK 

EdFi.RestApi.DatabasesBinary for ODS / API database scripts 
EdFi.Samples.OdsEd-Fi Populated Template database backup 


Binary for Security Configuration Tool 

EdFi.Ods.SecurityConfiguration.KeyRetrieval.WebBinary for Key Retrieval Tool 


Binary for MSMQ monitor service used by bulk load API 

EdFi.Ods.BulkLoad.Services.Windows.BulkWorkerBinary for MSMQ monitor services used by bulk load API