Use this API to search for details about accredited systems and the processes they support, known as interactions, which are held in the Spine Directory Service (SDS) repository.
This API provides reference information on these accredited systems, along with details of how to interact with these systems. For example, use this API to retrieve the details of the API endpoint to which a PDS update message can be sent.
Use this API to:
- search for and obtain information on accredited systems such as their accredited system identifier (ASID) and associated messaging endpoint information.
- verify whether a specific accredited system is able to handle a specified interaction.
For more details, see the Spine External Interface Specification (EIS) Part 5 - Spine Directory Services (SDS).
For details of interactions for this API, see part 5 of the Spine External Interface Specification but with the following caveats.
EIS Part 5, sections 5.3, 5.19 and 5.20 describe the capability of the QASI API to provide compatible matches in addition to exact matches to searches for accredited systems. We achieved this through advanced server components which implemented business logic to
- traverse hierarchical organisation data looking for matches in parent organisations
- use internal lookup tables to provide compatible interactions where a message transformation could be carried out by the server.
The current implementation of the QASI API removes all these capabilities and now only provides exact matches.
Last edited: 6 October 2021 9:24 am