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Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) Software for Title IV Transmissions
Session #34

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Agenda
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Student Aid Internet Gateway(SAIG) Transmission Software
– EDconnect – Easy Access Client

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TD CommunityManager (formerly OSM) Upcoming Changes for SAIG suite

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SAIG SUITE
Virtual Data Center (VDC)
http://SAIGPortal.ed.gov
10/17/02 GMT12:20

Home

Login to the Portal

customers
Postsecondary Institution State Scholarship/ Guaranty Agency 3rd Party Servicers

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Mainframe & Midrange Users
Easy Access Client

Username: Password:

Application
SSL 3.0

Systems

Internet
SSL 3.0

PC Users
EDconnect v 5.2

TDPortal F Mailboxes T P Customers App Sys

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SAIG Suite Components
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EDconnect v5.2 - PC software EasyAccess (soon to be TDClient) – Mainframe and Mid-Range Client software used to send and receive data. Upgrade coming in Spring 2003! TDCommunity Manager (TDCM) – Web tool used for tracking data sent and received on SAIG

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EDconnect 5.2
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Enhancements
– Password expiration popup & guide – Detailed transmission error messages
• http://www.fsadownload.ed.gov/softedconnect.htm

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Security Setup
EDconnect passwords
User Password
EDconnect software

Network Password
SAIG mailbox

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Changing the EDconnect User Password
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Security View, rightclick on your User ID, select Properties Type new password in new & verify fields 7-8 characters in length (case-sensitive)

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Changing the SAIG Mailbox Network Password
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Security View, right-click Group ID select Properties, Network tab Select “Network and Local” for Change Type Enter new password in new & verify fields From Transmission menu select Now

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Security View Setup
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Security Group – Use same TGID and password to access SAIG mailbox User ID – All customers w/in group using EDconnect must have a unique User ID and password for accessing the EDconnect software

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Security View - User Setup
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Directories tab displays location of EDconnect database Send & Receive data directories default to C:\iam\data Data directories should match your EDExpress or other software setup

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Connection Setup
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EDconnect - internet connection for transmissions Methods for configuring internet connection
– Direct Connection
• LAN (Local Area Networks) • Cable modem • DSL modem

– ISP - dial-up access
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Security: Firewalls
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Firewall - barrier between computer & external source (Internet)
– hardware or software implemented – May prevent EDconnect from communicating with SAIG

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If a firewall is present the technical staff will need to open port 26581 to allow outbound TCP/IP traffic
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Transmission Queue

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Access by clicking on Multiple items in TQ
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Sending from TQ

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Include filename when sending Asterisk indicates TQ is not complete
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Activity Log

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Detailed audit trail for data transmissions Column width adjustable

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Mailbox Query

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Displays your mailbox To select files for downloading f/ mailbox
 “Move to TQ” column

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Archive View

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Retrieve files within ten days of downloading Use Item Number in Activity Log and Archive View
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EasyAccess Client
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Request software via CPS/WAN Technical Support - FTP password Host Communication Guide http://fsadownload.ed.gov Create JCL/Scripts to execute EAClient s Script problems? Visit PC lab or contact CPS/WAN Technical support

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Supported Platforms
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MVS OS/390 2.6+ & LE 1.9+ OS/400 4.2+ (Compiler Level 3.7) AIX 4.2+ Sun Solaris 2.6+ DEC Open VMS 7.1 HPUX 10.2+

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EasyAccess Client Basics
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Password changes Query List & Audit Log Sending Data Receiving Data

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Password Change
NETWORK=SAIGPORTAL FTPUSERID=TG50000 FTPPASSWD=PASSWORD/newpassword/newpassword RESET TRANSFER=(NAME=anything SENDUSERID=TG50000 SEND=DD:SENDFILE OTHER_COMP_PARMS='SECFILE=DD:SECFILEX')
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Query List
NETWORK=SAIGPORTAL FTPUSERID=TG50000 FTPPASSWD=password RESET QUERY_LIST QUERY_FILE=DD:QUERY QUERY_STATUS= [RECEIVED, AVAILABLE or DELETED]

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Audit Log
NETWORK=SAIGPORTAL FTPUSERID=TG50000 FTPPASSWD=password RESET RECEIVE_AUDIT_LOGS

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Sending Data
NETWORK=SAIGPORTAL FTPUSERID=TG50000 FTPPASSWD=password RESET TRANSFER=(NAME=anything SENDUSERID=TG50000 SEND=DD:SENDFILE OTHER_COMP_PARMS='SECFILE=DD:SECFILEX')
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SECFILE
SENDER(TG50000); HEADERLITERAL(O*N05) HEADERSTART(1) RECEIVERSTART(6) RECEIVERLENGTH(14) CLASSSTART(25) CLASSLENGTH(8); TRAILERLITERAL(O*N95) TRAILERSTART(1); LITERAL(O*N01) LITERALSTART(1) DROP(Y); LITERAL(O*N99) LITERALSTART(1) DROP(Y);

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Receiving Data
NETWORK=SAIGPORTAL FTPUSERID=TG50000 FTPPASSWD=password RESET TRANSFER=(NAME=anything1 RECEIVECLASS=SARA02OP RECEIVE=DD:SARA02OP) TRANSFER=(NAME=anything2 RECEIVE=DD:ALLDATA)

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TDCommunity Manager
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Formerly referred to as OSM Web tool - view network traffic in your SAIG mailbox Internet address: http://www.saigportal.fsa.ed.gov Download the TDCM User’s Guide at http://fsadownload.ed.gov

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TDCM Features
Monitors sent and received files s Provides filter and sort capabilities s Supports advanced search options s Can be used to restore files s View error detail to troubleshoot transmission errors
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Basics for TDCM
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Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Military time Internet Explorer V5.0 displays screens best Various Netscape versions will not display fully

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Login Screen for TDCM

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Username: enter TG Number, including “TG” Password: enter your SAIG Network password Click Login Customers access following tabs: – Welcome, Participants, Messages & Archive – All other tabs reserved for CPS/WAN or administration

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Participants Tab

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On Participants Tab only make changes to “Password” & “Verify Password” fields Updating other fields may corrupt your school’s setup in OSM & prevent the sending and receiving of data
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Messages Tab

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Expanded View

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Advanced Search
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Method to filter the fields and create a specific search Fields which can be filtered include
– Mailbox Network – Message Class – To Mailbox Mailbox – Only New Messages – Batch # Range – From Mailbox – Received by – Placed in Mailbox – Retrieved from Restored to Mailbox

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Advanced Search For Messages

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Archived Messages

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Coming Changes
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Network Password expiration period will be changed from 120 to 90 days. Next release of EDconnect & EasyAccess client (TDClient) – Summer 2003.

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Product Support
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CPS/WAN Technical Support
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1-800-330-5947 Email: cpswan@ncs.com
FSATech Listserv E-mail: fsatech@inet.ed.gov Sign-up information: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/listserv.html

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Open Discussion

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