Configuring The Connection

Accessing the Powerschool App

To access your Powerschool app first log in to your Identakid District Manager with an admin account.

Once logged in click the Powerschool App link in the left navigation pane.

Powerschool Link

You will be taken to the Registration page.

Registration Page

We must first install the Identakid Visitor Management Powerschool plugin.

Installing the Plugin

Click Add New

Add New2

Click the link in the description to download the plugin file. (ZIP format) Is it extremely important that you do not unzip the plugin file.

Add New

Stay on that page, open up a new tab and log in to your Powerschool portal using an account with sufficient privileges to install and enable the plugin.

From your Powerschool Portal Start Page click System in the left navigation pane, under Setup

PSsystem

Once in the System menu scroll down until you see the Server section. Click System Settings

Server

In the System Settings menu find and click Plugin Management Configuration

PMC

In the upper right corner click Install

Click Install

Click Choose File and select the ZIP plugin file that you downloaded then click Install

Choose File

Open

Install

You should receive a message saying the install was successful. Locate the new plugin named Identakid Visitor Management and click the checkbox to enable it.

Plugin

Click Enable

Enable Plugin

The plugin is now installed and enabled! Before we move back to the Powerschool app we need a few pieces of information from the plugin we just installed.

Finding the Client ID, Client Secret and URL

To find the Client ID and Client Secret first click on the Identakid Visitor Management plugin name.

Plugin

Then scroll down and click on Data Provider Configuration

DPC

Here you will see your Client ID and Client Secret. Copy this information for later use.

IMPORTANT The Client ID and secret are sensitive pieces of information. Make sure to properly secure any files (both physical and digital) containing this information.

The last piece of info we need is also the easiest to obtain, the login URL. This is the same URL that you used to log into your Powerschool Portal with!

Ex. Https://districtname.powerschool.com

Creating a New Registration

Make sure you have your URL, ID and secret and head back to the Powerschool app where you downloaded the plugin, type that information into the fields shown and click Save.

Add New

The initial setup process is done and you should see your registration listed.

Registration Complete

The next step is to sync your school list