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Registering for an AS2 test account [HTML]

  1. Launch your Internet browser and access the URL provided by FDA. The Login screen will be displayed:

    ESG Log In Screen

    If this page does not show the Test System warning, exit the browser and contact the FDA ESG Administrator at esgprep@fda.hhs.gov to request access to the test environment.

  2. Enter the User ID and Password provided by the FDA and click on the “I agree to the terms set forth in the System Notification below” radio button. Click Login. The following page will be displayed:

    Registration Wizard

  3. Select AS2 and click the Next button. The following page will be displayed:

    AS2 partner registration

  4. Click the next button. The following page will be displayed:

    Pick a community

  5. Select FDATST and click the next button. The following page will be displayed:

    Enter company information

  6. Enter the following information in this section:
    1. The name of the organization in the Company name field. This name must be unique to this account. This must not be the same name that is used when registering for any other account using the FDA Electronic Submissions Gateway.
    2. Enter the name of the primary contact person in the Contact name field.
    3. Enter the phone number of the primary contact person in the Contact phone field.
    4. Enter the email address of the primary contact person in the Contact email field.
    5. Enter the Routing ID in the Routing ID number field. This is the community routing ID that is used on the local network. Optionally, the company's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number may be used as the routing ID number.
    6. Enter the disposition URL in the URL field. This is the URL for where Acknowledgements will be sent.
    7. Check “Clients must use SSL to connect to this server”
    8. Optional: users may check “Enable host name verification”.
    9. Optional: users may check This server requires a user name and password. If selected, users must provide:
      1. User name
      2. Password
    10. Insert the .cer, .p7b or .p7c signing certificate file. In the Certificate file field. This can be done by clicking on the browse button and selecting the actual certificate. Please use port 4080 for all communications with FDA ESG.
    11. Click the Next button. The following page will be displayed:

    Registration summary

  7. Check “The summary information is accurate.” Click the Finish registration button.