System Requirements for Accessing BSA E-Filing
- A connection to the Internet of at least 56 kbps. The speed of your connection is a decision to be made by your organization and should accommodate the file sizes you plan to upload to BSA E-Filing.
- At least one computer that has access to your Internet connection and that meets the following specifications:
- Intel Pentium III or greater processor.
- At least 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended).
- 200 MB of free disk space.
- Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4; Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 or 3
- Web browser:
- 128-bit encryption. The encryption level of Internet Explorer browsers may be checked by clicking Help > About Internet Explorer. Review "Cipher Strength" for bit encryption level.
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher.
- You cannot access BSA E-Filing using the Apple platform.
- You cannot access BSA E-Filing using the Firefox browser at this time.
- A firewall for your organization that permits access through port 443 for the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL protocol). SSLv3 is used to encrypt all data submitted to BSA E-Filing.
- User IDs for all users who will directly access BSA E-Filing. The use of user IDs for BSA E-Filing ensures that individuals have the proper authority to access and use BSA E-Filing. User IDs are provided free of charge to BSA E-Filing users.
You will need to install the Adobe Reader (henceforth "Forms Reader") on your computer to use BSA E-Filing. Please review the details of how to obtain the Forms Reader in step 4, Download Forms Reader, under Become a BSA E-Filer. Please note that the Forms Reader may not install and/or operate properly within client-server and terminal services environments. If you experience difficulty deploying the Forms Reader in such an environment, contact the BSA E-Filing Help Desk for assistance. Contact your system administrator if you have questions regarding your computer configuration.
- If you do not meet these system requirements, you may gain access but could experience some abnormal system behaviors (e.g., repeated prompts to enter your user ID and password).