This article explains how to enable Edbacker (Livingtree) integration in Aeries.
Note: Edbacker integration requires an API key from Edbacker that is unique to each customer. This key must be obtained directly from Edbacker before continuing with the steps below.
Go to the District Options page by selecting School Info | School Options in the navigation menu, then choosing the District (school 0) from the list of schools.
Click the Change button at the bottom of the page (or the Edit button at the top of the page), then scroll to the section titled System Connections. Check the box next to Enable Edbacker.
The following message will appear. Click Yes to continue.
After confirming, check the Use Sandbox checkbox if this is not a production database. This will change the system to use sandbox URLs with Livingtree and will force the use of PayPal in a sandbox environment so no real payments get processed.
Also enter the Edbacker Api Key. Enter the API key that you obtained from Edbacker.
There are additional options in the Other Settings section on this page related to Edbacker: Enable Campaign URL and Enable Billing Gate URL. Each option can be turned on separately for Parent accounts and Student accounts.
The option to Enable Campaign URL will cause a link to the student's Edbacker payment portal to display on the Portal homepage for parents, students, or both. The option to Enable Billing Gate URL will cause a link to the student's Edbacker Payment Gateway to display on the Portal homepage for parents, students, or both. The Payment Gateway allows setup of automatic payments using a credit card or Paypal account.
Click the Update button at the bottom of the page to save the changes.
|IMPORTANT: Never use Edbacker integration in an Aeries test/sandbox database, except with the Sandbox option. If this option is not enabled, any changes to Financials data will sync to the live Edbacker platform if the Edbacker integration is turned on with your API key entered.|
Always uncheck the Enable Edbacker setting in District Options prior to working in an Aeries sandbox database, or enable the sandbox option.