These instructions enable you to add a Digital Student ID to your current Kamar Sync to MyMahi.


FIRST - Check that your school Logo has been added to MyMahi Admin

This logo will appear on your students' Digital ID Cards

Note: You will need Administrator Access to MyMahi to complete this step

SECOND - Update Kamar to sync the Student Photos to MyMahi

Note: You will need Administrator Access to KAMAR to complete these steps

STEP 1. Click on Server and open Directory Services

STEP 2. Click on the "MyMahi" Directory service to open it [this was previously created by you or another KAMAR Admin]

STEP 3. IF "Check and Enable" box is unticked (below), then click on the "Check and Enable" button followed by "Ok"

STEP 4. Add student photos to the sync

Note that the username and password are both mymahi

STEP 5. Click on the Photos section to open this dialogue box to send all student photos

STEP 6. Update the Student Details as shown below. 

This is important so that we have the students' "legal" names on their ID cards and also provide additional services to learners later this year.

STEP 7. Follow Nrs 11-12 below to send a full update of KAMAR Photos including the other student data.

Congratulations. You have now added student photos and re-synced your school's student data for them to access via the MyMahi student web and mobile app.

THIRD - Checking the sync

Please allow up to 24 hours for the re-sync of all of your student data including photos

To check that the sync is successful you should:

  1. Check on MyMahi Admin to confirm that all the data has synced  (see screenshot below)
  2. Ask a student to log in to MyMahi with their school email address and 
    1. check that their MySchool menu link and data is showing
    2. check that their School ID is showing on their profile link.

FOURTH - Suggested instructions to communicate these features to your students

RECOMMENDED: Instruction Presentation for students (to Display or Email)

Digital and Print posters for students 

Instructions for students (Email or Daily Notices):

All students are invited to log in to the free MyMahi app at on your laptop or mobile. Important: Log in to MyMahi with your school email address and you will have access to your digital school ID, timetable, assessment results, and the school daily notices. It is recommended that you upload your vaccine certificate PDF to your MyMahi profile also.

The new mobile app is NOT in the App Store. Just log in on your native browser and click install in the menu.

Questions and Answers about the Kamar Sync to MyMahi & the Digital Student ID

  • How much does the MyMahi Digital ID cost?
    It costs nothing. It is free for all NZ schools and will always remain so.
  • How secure is the sync to MyMahi?
    It is very secure. Our MyMahi Platform has been independently security tested and passed with flying colours.
  • How do our students access the My School features?
    They simply log in to MyMahi with their school email (Google or Microsoft) which then matches that stored in your Kamar SMS.
  • Does this create extra work for our teachers?
    No, absolutely not. This service is for your learners.
  • Once we set this up, how do we communicate this to our students?
    We have taken care of that for you. Just choose from our range of posters and presentation resources here 
  • What about students that don't have access to a mobile phone?
    You can print cards for those students only. We recommend Plasticard where you can easily upload selected students' photos and information onto their site. Their pricing is very reasonable and they can get printed cards back to you in less than 3 days.
  • What if we have already issued ID cards to our students?
    No problem. Why not offer them the school-branded digital ID as well. If they lose their card then they can use ours which is on their mobile device.
  • Is the school-branded and issued MyMahi digital ID widely accepted?
    In just one month we have had over 70 secondary schools across NZ request the feature. We expect this number to more than double in the next few weeks. We have had no reports of any organisation not accepting it as a valid ID.
  • What if we haven't taken student photos yet?
    No worries. You can activate the digital ID right now for those that already have photos. Any new or updated photos added to Kamar will automatically sync through and replace the old one.
  • What about new students arriving at the school during the year?
    Just take their photo, upload it to Kamar, and their digital ID will automatically appear for them on MyMahi
  • What happens if a student leaves during the year?
    Once you designate a student as a leaver in Kamar, their ID will remain for one month only. After 31st October all IDs will remain until 1st March the following year
  • Can students tamper with their ID photo or details?
    No, the ID is tamper-proof. It only appears when they log in with their school email account. Of course, they should not share their email login with others. Also, the MyMahi logo displays as a changing hologram on the ID which cannot be faked.
  • What if I have other questions?
    That's fine. Just email