On Saturday, October 22, AGIIS was enhanced to require two-factor authentication to log into the AGIIS website. First level authentication is the successful entry of the AGIIS username and password. Second level authentication now requires the entry of a 6-digit One Time Password (OTP) that is sent to the email address associated with the AGIIS user’s profile. The OTP will be valid for 15 minutes post generation. Users will only be required to provide a second-level authentication once per calendar day.
To log into the AGIIS website, enter your user name and password as shown below.
You will be presented the following system message notifying you to retrieve the 6-digit One Time Password (OTP) sent to your email address associated with your AGIIS user profile.
Locate the email from Member.Services@AgGateway.org, as shown below.
You may copy and paste the 6-digit OTP, or simply enter it into the OTP field. You will notice that the Password field is grayed out. You will not need to re-enter your password. Once the 6-digit OTP is entered, click the Login button
A successful login will take you to the AGIIS Home Page.
On Saturday, July 2, AGIIS was enhanced to include a new data element, Member Services Review Date, shown on the Entity View and history pages as, "Mem Svc Review Date". This new data element was requested by the Directory Oversight Committee to provide subscribers additional insight on an entity record.
Today, subscribers may request that Member Services perform Verification, either by phone or internet search, to validate entity demographics. This is a fee-based service that must be requested by a subscriber. The verification type and date is displayed on the entity record.
There are times when Member Services performs a review of an entity even when Verification is not requested. For example, when a company is bought out, or goes out of business, Member Services may call the location or perform internet research before accepting or declining the update. Other times, Member Services may use online resources, like Whitepages.com, or USPS.com to verify who resides at an address or to validate an address. The Directory Oversight Committee felt it would be beneficial to know when this type of review was performed. The Member Services Review Date enhancement addresses this requirement.
The AGIIS Entity View page, showing the new data element, is displayed below. This record shows that Member Services performed a review of the entity on June 17, 2022 at 10:08 AM.
Below is the History page from this same entity. As shown, the Member Services Review Date also displays in Entity History.
AGIIS Update Extracts, Subset Extracts, and Bulk Submission Return files will contain this new data element. If your organization consumes these files, you will need to account for the new data element.
Consumers of XML file formats that wish to consume the Member Services Reviewed Date data element will need to re-validate their XML schema as the schema has been updated with this enhancement. Subscribers wishing to re-validate their schema can do so in AGIIS by clicking on the "Files" Menu, then "Validate XML."
AGIIS was enhanced to require stronger user passwords, and to allow users to reset a forgotten password.
New passwords must contain the following criteria:
The first time a user logs into AGIIS, they will be required to select three security questions and responses. Responses are case sensitive. Steps to create these security questions are detailed below.
Setting Security Questions
Steps to Strengthen an Existing Password
Once password is accepted and updated, an email confirmation is sent to the email address on file for the user letting the user know that their password was updated.
New functionality was added to allow a user to reset a password if it is forgotten.
Steps to Reset Password (Forgotten Password)
To help streamline the AGIIS billing process and help facilitate AGIIS reporting, PCR 238 was implemented on February 5, 2022. This solution integrates MyAgGateway’s API’s into AGIIS for certain fields already in AGIIS prior to the enhancement, as well as additional data elements added as part of this enhancement. On a nightly basis, AGIIS will capture the data elements in AGIIS listed below and populate them within MyAgGateway (New data elements added to AGIIS because of this PCR are indicated below):
One requirement of this enhancement is to display a subscriber’s Authorized Vendor name and contact information so that it can be pushed into MyAgGateway. To accommodate this request, a new data table, AUTH_VNDR was created to capture Vendor Name, Contact Name and Email Address. A new link was added to the AGIIS Administrator menu named “Authorized Vendors.” There is also a new Search page, Results page, and Add/Edit page to support this functionality.
If you would like to access the 2021 AGIIS Enhancements page, click here.
If you want to access the 2020 AGIIS Enhancements page, click here.
If you want to access the 2019 AGIIS Enhancements page, click here.
If you want to access the 2018 AGIIS Enhancements page, click here.
If you want to access the 2017 AGIIS Enhancements page, click here.