• Technical Documentation Table of Contents plus icon minus icon
  • This section contains the technical documentation for the implementation and configuration of Terra Dotta software as well as Security, Hosting, and related Specifications. Study Abroad Implementa... See more
  • March 2024 Sample Email to Institutional IT Support plus icon minus icon
  • SUBJECT LINE: Urgent Request - Update SP Metadata for SAML Authentication Configuration to Terra Dotta Sites   Hello IT, Terra Dotta has notified us that the signing/encryption certificate in the S... See more
  • March 2024 Site Certificate Updates plus icon minus icon
  • Overview We are issuing this notification to alert you of an important security update concerning SAML based Single Sign-on Authentication that requires your immediate attention and action from you... See more
  • Terra Dotta: AWS Migration plus icon minus icon
  • Important Notice: AWS Migration Terra Dotta will migrate customers to AWS in small batches to provide dedicated support during each migration phase. Customers will receive individual communication ... See more
  • Systems Integration Overviews plus icon minus icon
  • A typical Terra Dotta implementation includes integrations with SIS, HR, SSO, and/or other campus systems.  You can read about the integrations by solution: Study Abroad Integration Overview ISSS ... See more
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  • Study Abroad Implementation Overview SIS/HR/SSO Integration (Study Abroad) Transferring Data to Terra Dotta Custom URL SIS/HR Data (Study Abroad) Authentication See more
  • Study Abroad Implementation Overview plus icon minus icon
  • Overview Upon receiving the Terra Dotta contract, Terra Dotta will provision two sites: a production site and a sandbox (test) site. Once created, an implementation planning meeting will be held be... See more
  • Study Abroad Integration Overview plus icon minus icon
  • This overview describes the various aspects of an integration and estimated technical effort to complete.  See the Study Abroad Integration Planning Form SFTP : Terra ... See more
  • SIS/HR Data (Study Abroad) plus icon minus icon
  •   Integration Configuration Options Option 1: Standard Fetch The standard fetch approach requires one data file that contains all potential applicants that may use the T... See more
  • Terra Dotta ISSS Implementation plus icon minus icon
  •   ISSS Implementation Overview ISSS Implementation Timeline ISSS Implementation with Admission Package Round Trip Data Transfer for Admissions SIS/HR/SSO Integration (ISSS) Transferring Data t... See more
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  • Custom URL: Both the public and post-login portions of the site will have a custom URL using the institutional domain. (e.g. goabroad.myuni.edu, international.myuni.edu, etc.) ... See more
  • ISSS: SIS/HR Data plus icon minus icon
  • ISSS SIS data file specifications  Scroll further down this page to see additional file specifications, overview of the integration structure, and FAQs. View Detailed Terra Dot... See more
  • Terra Dotta Travel Registry Implementation plus icon minus icon
  • Travel Registry Implementation Overview SIS/HR/SSO Integration (Travel Registry) Transferring Data to Terra Dotta Custom URL SIS/HR Data (Travel Registry) Authentication See more
  • Travel Registry Implementation Overview plus icon minus icon
  • Overview Upon receiving the Terra Dotta contract, Terra Dotta will provision two sites: an administrative site and a public registration site (for travelers). Once created, an implementation planni... See more
  • Travel Registry Integration Overview plus icon minus icon
  • This overview describes the various pieces of an integration and estimated technical effort to complete. (See the Travel Registry Integration Planning Form for more information.) SFTP Ter... See more
  • SIS/HR Data (Travel Registry) plus icon minus icon
  • Integration Configuration Standard Fetch The travel registry integration requires one data file that contains all potential applicants that may use the Terra Dotta system. This approach w... See more
  • Terra Dotta Agreements Management Implementation plus icon minus icon
  • Agreements Management Implementation Overview SIS/HR/SSO Integration Transferring Data to Terra Dotta Custom URL SIS/HR Data (Agreements Management) Authentication See more
  • Agreements Management Implementation Overview plus icon minus icon
  • Overview Upon receiving the Terra Dotta contract, Terra Dotta will provision a public agreements site (to show existing agreements and submit proposals for new agreements). Once created, an impleme... See more
  • Agreements Management Integration Overview plus icon minus icon
  • Terra Dotta for Agreements Management is a web-based software module, typically installed on an existing Terra Dotta site, that is designed to save time and money by automating processes ... See more
  • PCI DSS 3.2.1 AoC plus icon minus icon
  • You can download Terra Dotta's PCI DSS 3.2.1 Attestation of Compliance by clicking the link below. Note that the effective date for this document is October 20, 2023, as indicated by the signature ... See more
  • U.S. Data Center plus icon minus icon
  • Hosting Environment Terra Dotta provides hosting services using servers and data center facilities provided by Ntirety (formerly HOSTING). Ntirety is a top-tier, SOC-audited provider, whi... See more
  • Accessibility plus icon minus icon
  • Terra Dotta references the accessibility standards outlined in Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act (ADA) for all product development. More specifically, we incorporate the standards for web-... See more
  • Glossary of Terms plus icon minus icon
  • a ADFS - Active Directory Federation Services, an authentication and SSO service published by Microsoft API - Application Programming Interface, a method by which a software system makes data from ... See more
  • Using a Custom URL plus icon minus icon
  • This article provides an overview of how to customize your Terra Dotta site's URL and covers the following topics: Understanding the Use of a Custom URL Important Considerations Technica... See more
  • Authentication plus icon minus icon
  • Terra Dotta has the built-in ability for both applicant and admin users to login using local authentication. Local authentication means that any user could have an account in Terra Dotta ... See more
  • Generate a Key Pair in a Windows Environment plus icon minus icon
  • How to create a new public-private key pair for authentication to Terra Dotta SSH servers on a Windows server or Windows workstation 1. Download and install puttygen.e... See more
  • Generate a Key pair in a Linux Environment plus icon minus icon
  • How to create a new public-private key pair for authentication to Terra Dotta SSH servers on a Mac 1. Launch Terminal from the Applications/Utilities folder or through... See more
  • Transferring Data to Terra Dotta plus icon minus icon
  • In a standard integration, clients use SFTP or SCP to push text files with SIS/HR data to an SSH folder hosted by Terra Dotta. This SSH folder is specific to each client's account. If an institutio... See more
  • SIS/HR/SSO Systems Integration plus icon minus icon
  • Terra Dotta has a standard integration process for all SaaS/Saas Unlimited/Hosted clients. This page provides a detailed explanation of the integration configuration options and requireme... See more
  • ISSS Standard Implementation with Admission Package plus icon minus icon
  • The Admission Package, which adds the Round Trip Data Transfer, extends the standard TDS implementation timeline by one month. Below is an example timeline of a standard ISSS implementati... See more