For Industry

Sending a WebTrader Test Submission

Before sending a WebTrader test submission, ensure you have registered and been approved for a WebTrader test account. For instructions on how to request and create a WebTrader test account, click on the following link: http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ElectronicSubmissionsGateway/ucm114831.htm

  1. After obtaining a WebTrader test account, launch Internet Explorer* and go to https://esgtest.fda.gov/. The Login screen will be displayed:Login screen
  2. Enter your User ID and Password and click on the “I agree to the terms set forth in the System Notification below” radio button. (If you cannot remember your personal User ID and Password email ESGHelpDesk@fda.hhs.gov). Click the Log In button. The My FDA submissions page will be displayed:
    My FDA submissions page
     
  3. Hover, but do NOT click on the WebTrader menu at the top of the screen. Click on Send document:
    My FDA submissions page. Send Document
     
  4. After clicking on Send document, the following page will be displayed:
    Send Document. Options
     
  5. In order to select the file and certificate to be submitted, perform the following steps:
    1. In the Center drop-down menu, select the Center that is to receive the submission
    2. In the Submission type drop-down menu, select the type of submission that is to be sent
    3. Select the file / folder that is to be submitted
      1. To the right of the Path field, click the Browse button
      2. Select the file that is to be submitted
    4. Select the digital certificate for signing
      1. To the right of the New file field, click the Browse button
      2. Select the digital certificate
    5. When the page has been completely populated, it should look similar to this:
       
    Populated Send Document
     
  6. Click the Send button. The following page will be displayed:
    Digital Certificate Password Screen
     
  7. Enter the digital certificate password and click the OK button. The following page will be displayed:
    Upload Progress dialog box
     
  8. The Upload Progress dialog box will be displayed. The dialog box will say "Done" when a file has been successfully uploaded. Click the Close button to proceed to the My FDA submissions page.




 

Accessing the Test Submission Receipt and Acknowledgment

When the Gateway successfully receives your test submission, it will send a receipt called a Message Delivery Notification (MDN) to your account. When your FDA center successfully receives your submission from the Gateway, the Gateway will send you an acknowledgment. You can access both the MDN and the acknowledgment in My FDA submissions page:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer* and go to https://esgtest.fda.gov/. The Login screen will be displayed:
    Login screen
     
  2. Enter your User ID and Password and click on the “I agree to the terms set forth in the System Notification below” radio button. (If you cannot remember your personal User ID and Password email ESGHelpDesk@fda.hhs.gov). Click the Log In button. The My FDA submissions page will be displayed:
    My FDA submissions page screen
     
  3. In the Status column, click on the Receipt link for information about the MDN. Click View document to see the actual MDN:
    Receipt. View Document Screen
     
  4. In the Status column, click on the Acknowledgement link for information about the Acknowledgement. Click View document to see the actual Acknowledgement:
    View Document. Acknowledgement Screen
     


 

If you do not receive a receipt, contact the FDA ESG testing representative at ESGHelpDesk@fda.hhs.gov.

For more information about MDNs and acknowledgments, see Section 4.8, Tracking Submissions in the FDA ESG User Guide.


 

*If using Internet Explorer 11, press F12 and set Document Mode to IE 10 prior to logging into WebTrader.

Page Last Updated: 06/01/2015
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