We’re 100% committed to protecting the data and privacy of our partners and customers, and in uncertain times like these, that’s more important than ever.
To meet compliance rules that are being set out by tax offices around the world and to continue leading in best practice, we’re implementing new global security standards for digital services providers with add-on marketplaces. You can read more about what will be required here.
Depending on how you use the WorkflowMax API (choose your scenario below), the first thing you might need to do is complete a security self-assessment questionnaire by 30 June 2020. In order to pass the assessment, you need to upgrade your API to v3 which will be available from 6 April 2020.
We understand that upgrading your API connections by 30 June might be challenging right now. Even if you’re unable to complete the API upgrade in this timeframe, we still need you to fill in the security assessment as best you can by 30 June 2020. Then we’ll get in touch and agree an extension for you to complete the upgrade.
The existing WorkflowMax API has been split to manage business connections and practice connections, and there will be more stringent security requirements. We have created a new Xero Practice Manager API (XPM API) specifically for the accounting and bookkeeping channel and a new WorkflowMax v3 API (WFM API). There’s a different set of instructions and deadlines for each.
To ensure continued connection, you’ll need to upgrade your existing API connection to the new XPM API. If your app needs access to both the XPM API and WFM API, you’ll need to create two connections for your WorkflowMax and Xero Practice Manager customers.
There will also be authentication and URL changes which you will need to make to complete the upgrade.
To find out how these changes will affect you, click the link (or links) that best describes how you connect via the API to your account.
Example: I’m an accountant using Xero Practice Manager and I also use the Practice Ignition app to integrate my client engagements, proposals and payments.
Example: I’m a developer and I’ve created an app for accountants and bookkeepers that integrates with XPM, like AccountKit.
Example: I’m an XPM user who paid for a bespoke integration between my XPM account and another application I own, for instance my XPM account and a marketing website.