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Yes, it does if you are using a cloud-based Student Management System (SMS) and have shared your Machine-to-Machine credentials with your SMS provider to enable you to use that software.

The My Cloud software service allows education or training providers to:

  • notify the government of their cloud-based software provider
  • securely transact with the USI Registry System without the need for their own Machine-to-Machine credentials.


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The USI Developer Kit is provided by the Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar and contains everything that is needed to connect to USI web services, including:

  • test environment credentials and org codes
  • checksum algorithm
  • technical service contract.


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The TSC is a set of codes that can be consumed by the organisation's Student Management System to use the USI Registry System web services component. 


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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) credentials are used for system to system web services and installed on the server hosting an education or training provider’s system. M2M credentials identify a business rather than a person. Users of a USI web service enabled Student Management System (SMS) do not need their own individual credential.

M2M credentials are used in third party testing (3PT) and production environments.

The Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar provides credentials for third party testing.

Production credentials are created by the authorised person in the education or training provider through the ATO RAM system.


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Section 4.2.2 of the USI Technical Services Contract (TSC) identifies the complete range of production URLs.


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The machine credential case sensitive password for 3PT is: Password1!


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