FedLine Direct® (FLD) File Environment and Configuration Change Matrix

Requirements to Test Changes to Your FedLine Direct File Environment

This table identifies the appropriate steps and schedules to test changes you make to your FedLine Direct environment. Refer to test request forms for specific lead time requirements.

Customer-Initiated Environment Changes Required Customer Actions Federal Reserve Bank Production Environment Change Required Test Schedule
  • Hardware upgrades:
    • Router (non-FRB supplied)
    • Switches
    • Firewall
  • Operating System upgrade
  • Connect:Direct® Server Updates
Complete FedLine Direct File Connectivity Test Request Form (PDF)

Primary Site
No



Alternate Site
Yes
Contact the Customer Contact Center to schedule Saturday testing
Other Testing Opportunities Required Customer Actions Federal Reserve Bank Production Environment Change Required Test Schedule
Performing Alternate Site Production Processing Complete FedLine Direct File Alternate Site Processing Request Form (PDF)

Yes Contact the Customer Contact Center to schedule Saturday testing
Performing FedACH Application Testing in Depository Institution Testing (DIT) Environment Complete FedACH Services Test Request Form (Off-site Link) No Tuesday - Saturday
Performing Non Payments Application Testing Complete Non-Payment Services Application Test Request Form (PDF) No Tuesday - Saturday

Additional FedLine Direct File Environment and Configuration Change Options

The configuration changes listed below are considered complex initiatives with durations that may vary depending on the magnitude of the project. Please note that all of the changes begin by submitting the FedLine Direct File Modify Worksheet.  Your institution will work directly with a Federal Reserve Bank Analyst to complete the additional required actions below at the appropriate time.

Customer-Initiated Configuration Changes Required Customer Actions Implementation Time from Start to Finish
Adding additional Production Connect:Direct Node
  • Complete FedLine Direct File Modify Worksheet - (Contact CCC - FedLine Direct Support to request worksheet)
  • Request Server Certificates
  • Complete FedLine Direct File Connectivity Test
  • Complete DIT Application Test
  • Complete scheduled Saturday Test
3-4 months
Adding additional production user record
  • Complete FedLine Direct File Modify Worksheet - (Contact CCC - FedLine Direct Support to request worksheet)
  • Complete FedLine Direct File Connectivity Test
  • Complete DIT Application Test
1-2 months
Adding additional Test Connect:Direct  Node
  • Complete FedLine Direct File Modify Worksheet - (Contact CCC - FedLine Direct Support to request worksheet)
  • Request Server Certificates
  • Complete FedLine Direct File Connectivity Test
2-3 months
Adding additional Test user record 1-2 months

Federal Reserve Bank Contact Information

Definitions

  • FLD File Connectivity Test:  Validation of connectivity through an exchange of a non-value "hello world file" initiated by the customer's Connect:Direct server to the Federal Reserve Bank Connect:Direct server and back.  The "hello world file" may be executed by a Connect:Direct Copy Statement to the target destination.
  • DIT Application Test:  Customers may verify environmental changes using the test version of FedACH Service.
  • Server Certificate: Certificate digitally signed by a trusted Authority that is required to establish FedLine Direct communication between your institution and the Federal Reserve Banks.

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