This guide will outline how to configure your Oracle Taleo account to connect to Merge (or any other API-based integration).
Creating a User and setting Permissions
Taleo configures their permissions on user level; when creating a user type, it is recommended to duplicate an existing user type that has been validated in the zone already to work properly.
We’ve outlined some steps for granting permissions below:
1. Create and approve a new User
Create a Taleo User Account activated with Web Service permissions. If you don't have Web Service permissions enabled in your Taleo instance, skip to Enabling Taleo Web Service Framework
2. Define User Type, User Group, and Coverage Area
User accounts are defined by system administrators in SmartOrg.
(Navigation: Configuration > [SmartOrg] Administration > [Users] User Accounts.) When creating a user account, system administrators define several elements:
User Type (Recruiting)
User Group (Recruiting Center)
Coverage Area (Requisitions and Search)
General Preferences (can be modified by users in Taleo Recruiting, in the My Setup feature, to fit personal preferences)
3. Configure access to endpoint fields
We’ll need the user to have access to certain endpoints in order to get things up and running:
Note: This list is a work in progress and does not encompass all the permissions required for all Merge common models supported in the Taleo integration (i.e Applications is not on this list). We'll continue to update this list as we discover the required permissions for each object.
Taleo Export Request
Job Interview Stage
Enabling Taleo Web Service Framework
You will need a User Account with "Web Service" permissions to be able to access and use the TaleoAPI. If you do not have this type of account, please contact your System Administrator to request one:
Step 1: Have the Taleo Production Team Enable the Web Service Framework
By default, the web service framework is disabled. The Taleo Production Team will activate it for you upon a proof of purchase. Contact your Customer Representative for further details about pricing and activation.
Step 2: Generate or Obtain the Web Services WSDL Files
To access the Taleo API, you need the Web Service Description Language (WSDL) files corresponding to the Web Services. A WSDL file defines a Web service that is available to you. Your development platform uses this WSDL to generate an API to access the Web service it defines. Each Web service available through the Taleo product is defined by a dedicated WSDL file. You can either obtain the WSDL files from your Customer Representative or you can generate them yourself if you
have access to the WSDL download page in the Taleo product user interface.