Security and privacy are top priorities at Clever. All roster data synced with Clever is protected by industry leading infrastructure and strict adherence to FERPA. Please read Clever's security whitepaper for more information on our privacy and security policies.
Clever does not require write access to your SIS. See below for specifics SIS access for your sync type, and click here to learn more about Clever’s sync options.
Clever supports the guidance to not grant write access to third parties – which is why Clever is a read-only service. As a result, the permissions you should grant Clever for your student information system (SIS) are read-only. Please review the Auto-Sync Resources to confirm that you are following best practices.
If you are syncing via SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol), Clever does not have any access to your student information system (SIS). SFTP Syncs require you to compile all roster data you upload to Clever, and you control which fields are included in your data uploads. Clever provides credentials for Secure File Transfer Protocol as well as a web-based upload option, and districts generate files to upload to their accounts. You will not be asked to provide Clever with your SIS’s URL or credentials, and Clever has no way of directly exporting data from your SIS.
If you have any questions about how to properly set up Clever, please request assistance from Clever Support.