Category Archives: RETS

RESO/NAR’s client proxy for odata & oauth–application (vs user) access

In the world of real estate, the big dog is called NAR – the National Association of Realtors. At the national level, it has lots of money to spend on its favorite vendors, leads standards, and does politics. It’s a … Continue reading

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Protected: public comment on RESO position “statement” on security work (for webapi)–password protected until publication

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Sharing queries over an odata feed, using Rapattoni netmagic.

In the last memo, netmagic users shared query within the netmagic community. The queries were designed to run over tables in worksheets that the user, both sharing-user and shared-user, already had –-having downloaded the excel file with the “source” snapshot … Continue reading

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Sharing business intelligence queries on RETS sources using netmagic (and odata)

We loaded our sharepoint-hosted “barstow” table into a fresh excel worksheet, having re-enabled the data source and content (from now untrustworthy sources, for some reason). Our next task to move away from the traditional excel world used so far and … Continue reading

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exposing (store) RETS 1. data as odata, with authentication

We added the 32-bit power query addin to our Excel 2013 tool. We also saved to our office 365 sharepoint “bi” subsite (of sharepoint online) our excel workbook, within which we had loaded the results of an RETS 1.0 query … Continue reading

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32 bit excel 2013 with 32-bit odbc driver

On Windows 8.1, Lets install the 32-bit ODBC drvier, intending to use the traditional excel data connection:   http://nationalassociationofrealtors.github.io/ezRETS/   Using the 32-bit ODBC console, we take parameters from our SSO Portal and use them to configure the ODBC driver. … Continue reading

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wordpress and SSO culture; letting google eliminate Trulia

It’s been a while since I analyzed wordpress.com – looking at how it has taken up or set a trend.   we see that the MISSION of a google enabling SSO to the site is so that it can sell … Continue reading

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a little california dreaming

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RESO, odata and oauth

The RESO group of the National Association of Realtors (a trade group, who have to be careful not to fall foul of anti trust rules re software standard) are looking at odata, ouath – mostly for server-server transfer of bulk … Continue reading

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Augmenting Realty RETS protocol with vendor extensions – OAUTH AS STS issued RSA-signed JWTs

https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-oauth-saml2-bearer/?include_text=1 shows an IETF internet-draft document on the topic of what in realty we would call a rets client talking to a RETS data server login endpoint in order to retrieve such as a MLS member record (or listings). Traditionally, … Continue reading

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