DACS Station API


DACS stands for Data Access Control System. It controls end user access to exchanges data on TREP data delivery systems.

The DACS Station API is mainly intended for DACS system administrators.

A common use case is to automate administrative tasks that need to be run by DACS administrators repeatedly, many times, for example, creating multiple new users.


DACS Station API's usage requirements:

  • Solid understanding of DACS fundamentals
  • Approval by and access to privileged DACS credentials from DACs Site Administrator (entrusted to modify DACS)
  • Limited programming knowledge

DACS Web Service

The DACS Web Service is a standard DACS feature available as of DACS 6.0.1. The DACS Web Service feature exposes programmatic interfaces for creating, querying and updating entitlements information contained within the DACS database.

The DACS Web Service is not intended to be used as the interface for the real-time entitlement of users. For the real-time entitlement of users, the Open DACS API is available.

This Web Service is a SOAP-based document literal interface based on the standards defined by the JAX-WS 2.0/2.1 specification. For more information about JAX-WS, refer to: http://jax-ws.java.net/

The DACS Station API works with the DACS Web Service.