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Local Site Admin Entry Page

This page is aimed at SIMS ID local site Administrators

This site is designed to provide you with everything you need to know about using SIMS ID including services that are integrated into SIMS ID.

A new section Resolving Common User Issues is now available to help support local site Administrators

A new section Preparing for SIMS Next Gen is now available to help support local site Administrators

Information for users

Managing my SIMS ID

ESS recommends that all users have a native SIMS ID account in addition to any third-party based accounts to improve supportability

Two Factor Authentication

Screen Locking

  • This feature protects your privacy and improves usability for users who need to be logged in for extended periods. Find how Screen Locking works.

Using OneNote Assessment Write back to SIMS

Information for Site Administrators

Managing Users
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Self Onboarding Microsoft Services

Office 365

Schools wishing to enable SIMS ID for provisioning Office 365 accounts and/or providing School Data Sync (SDS) data to enable Microsoft Teams are advised to read the high level guide to self onboarding as well as the more detailed guides below:

School Data Sync for MS Teams
OneNote Assessment Write Back

Selfonboarding Google Service

Schools wishing to enable SIMS ID for provisioning Google accounts are advised to read this high level Google self onboarding guide in addition to the guides below:

Managing Preferences

Managing Services

Working with SIMS Connected


Working with SIMS Hosted Services


Active Directory Account Management

The SIMS ID Active Directory Account Management component is a 'paid for' option that extends the provisioning functionality of SIMS ID to your Local Active Directory.

If you would like to read more about Hosted SIMS and SIMS ID, please go to the SIMS ID Documentation Centre.

The following documents are also available from SIMS My Account (please note registration is required)

If after reading this document you have further queries, please contact your usual SIMS Support Partner.

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School User

This includes staff and pupils who exist in SIMS and have been given a SIMS ID login

Local Site Administrator

You administer one or more SIMS ID Sites

Parent User

You have used an invite from SIMS Pay or Parental Engagement to register with SIMS ID

Technical Integrator

You represent an organisation with a Technical Integration to SIMS Primary or DeX