Glossary

Welcome to the Mydex CIC glossary. Here you can find a collection of our most asked about terms with definitions to explain what they mean within the mydex platform. Simply click on a letter to open the list of terms under that letter.

Account

The Mydex account held by a Member or a Connection. If you are a Member, this is the doorway to your personal management service for your PDS and your relationship with Mydex. To access your Account, you will need your MydexID and Password. Accessing your Account does not decrypt your PDS, which requires your PIN or Passphrase in addition to your MydexID and Password.

Agreement

This term refers to the agreement in which it is used, unless it is clearly a reference to a different agreement.

API

Mydex's application programming interface and programming language.

API Key

An application programming interface key (API key) is a code passed in by computer programs calling an API (application programming interface) to identify the calling program, its developer, or its user to the Web site. API keys are used to track and control how the API is being used, for example to prevent malicious use or abuse of the API. To get a Mydex API key for the Sandbox and individual needs to register and generate one. To get an API key for the live environment requires the connecting organisation and its connection to be verified by Mydex CIC as this is the point at which the connection and organisation joins the Mydex Trust Framework

Application

Applications offer you additional functionality and services to use with your Account. Applications may be designed for use on your computer, or on a mobile device.

Application Developer

An organisation or individual that develops software applications that work on the Mydex platform. They may develop these Applications for their own use as an Application Provider or on behalf of another entity seeking to offer the Application on the platform themselves.

Application Provider

A Connection providing services in the form of an Application and other activities that acts on a Member's Data and potentially other sources of information and adds value in a range of forms to Members.

Attribute Exchange

Enables organisations to implement secure two way data exchange with individuals personal data stores