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SOUTHWEST " GETTING STARTED "
  • INTRODUCTION

    • On or about June 8, 2015, the National FTP.NIFC.GOV site moved to a separate, more secure server. As a result of this move, a new process was instituted soon thereafter.  Instead of a single User ID/Password to upload to the "GACC Incidents" folder and/or view/upload to the "GACC Support" folder, this new process requires users to have an individual User ID/Password. This User ID/Password is derived by creating a "NESS Application Portal (NAP)" account.

    • If you only need to "DOWNLOAD or VIEW" incident data from the GACC Incidents folder, you DO NOT need a NAP account... simply go to: GACC Incidents (SW Folder) - (This link can also be found on the Intelligence page.)

    • If you will be "UPLOADING" incident data to the GACC Incidents folder OR you will be "DOWNLOADING and/or UPLOADING" IAP's to the GACC Support folder, you will need a NAP User Name and Password ( Go to Step 1 below).  For more information on the FTP Program and Requirements, please review the "FTP - Change Management" document.

  • PROCESS FOR NAP AND GROUP APPROVAL

    • STEP 1: YOU WILL NEED A "NAP" ACCOUNT:
      • What is NAP?  The NESS Application Portal (NAP) is used to manage user accounts for multiple applications (i.e. ROSS, WIMS, e-ISuite Enterprise, InciWeb, etc... and now FTP).  NOTE:  You only need a NAP account if you will be uploading to the GACC Incident Specific folder ---- or ---- viewing/downloading/uploading to the GACC Support folder.

        • a. For users WITH a current NAP Account, you will need to request associating your NAP User Name/password to the new FTP site.
          • To do this, login to NAP, go to "Manage Account," click "Manage (yourname)," and request a "F&AM-FTP (Standard)" application.
          • When finished, go to Step 2 below.

        • b. For users WITHOUT a NAP Account, you will need to create a NAP account.
          • To do this, go to the NAP Applications Website," click on the "+ Request User Account" button in the upper-right corner of the NAP website and complete the application process requesting a "F&AM-FTP (Standard)" application.
          • PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT request a "privileged" account (Standard only).
          • When finished, go to Step 2 below.

    • STEP 2: YOU WILL NEED "GROUP APPROVAL" FOR SPECIFIC FTP FOLDERS
      • Once an account is set up in the NAP, access to FTP.NIFC.GOV requires approval by the GACC Approver (i.e. currently this is Jay Ellington, SWCC Intelligence Coordinator).

        • a. For users WITH a current NAP Account and you have completed Step 1a, your next step is to complete the:
          • SWCC Online Approval Request Form
          • Once the form is submitted, the GACC Approver will forward your request to NIFC for associating your NAP account to the proper FTP - Group and entry into the national database.

        • b. For users WITHOUT a NAP Account and you have completed Step 1b above, your next step is to complete the:
          • SWCC Online Approval Request Form
          • PLEASE NOTE:  In the block for 'NAP Username" enter "New Account."
          • Once the form is submitted, the GACC Approver will forward your request to NIFC for associating your NAP account to the proper FTP - Group and entry into the national database.


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