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NOTICE DATE:  February 2, 2018

NOTICE TYPE:  M-B010918-02 General

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Upgrade of the Client Digital Certificates Download Process - MPIM


DAY AFFECTED:  February 7, 2018

LONG DESCRIPTION:  On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 12:00, ERCOT will make a change to the Market Participant Identity Management (MPIM) application that will affect the Digital Certificate download process.  Details of this change have been communicated through two WebEx workshops.

Microsoft has phased out Active-X technology with the release of the new browser, Microsoft Edge. To meet future requirements, ERCOT will also shift away from using Active-X during the downloading of a Digital Certificate.  With the upcoming change, Digital Certificates will be downloaded as a file, instead of being installed directly into the browser.  Users will be required to secure the file when downloaded.  This new process will be the same for new Digital Certificates as well as Digital Certificate renewals.

Complete documentation of the new process can be found in the "ERCOT Digital Certificate Download Process" document on the Digital Certificate Security Information page<http://www.ercot.com/services/mdt/webservices/index.html> on ERCOT.com.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Services via email at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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