FedLine Direct® File Environment and Configuration Change Matrix
These tables identify the appropriate steps and schedules to test changes you make to your FedLine Direct File environment. Refer to test request forms for lead-time requirements.
Requirements to Test Changes to Your FedLine Direct File Environment
|Customer-Initiated Environment Changes and Other Testing Opportunities||Required Customer Actions||Federal Reserve Bank Production Environment Change Required||Test Schedule|
|Customer-Initiated Environment Changes
||Complete FedLine Direct File Connectivity Test or Repoint Request Form (PDF)||Primary Site:
|Contact the Customer Contact Center (CCC) to schedule Saturday testing|
|Performing connectivity testing or alternate site production processing||Complete FedLine Direct File Connectivity Test or Repoint 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)||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 organization will work directly with a FedLine Technical 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||
|Adding additional production user record||
|Adding additional test Connect:Direct node||
|Adding additional test user record||
Federal Reserve Bank Contact Information
- To discuss Business Resumption Tests sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks, please contact FedACH® and Check Services Customer Support.
- For assistance with technical questions or requirements of FedLine Direct environment changes, please call the Customer Contact Center.
FedLine Direct File Connectivity Test
Validation of connectivity through an exchange of a non-value "hello world file" initiated by your organization's Connect:Direct server to the Federal Reserve Banks' 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
Environmental changes may be verified by using the test version of FedACH Services.
Certificate digitally signed by a trusted authority that is required to establish FedLine Direct communication between your organization and the Federal Reserve Banks.