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Session 30 SAIG Tools: EDconnect 7.1 and TDCommunityManager (TDCM) Hands-on Lydia Morales Sue Rager Agenda SAIG System Overview SAIG Suite Components SAIG System Security Understanding Mailbox Storage Hands-on SAIG System Overview SAIG Mailbox

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session 30

Session 30

SAIG Tools:

EDconnect 7.1 and TDCommunityManager (TDCM) Hands-on

Lydia Morales

Sue Rager

  • SAIG System Overview
  • SAIG Suite Components
  • SAIG System Security
  • Understanding Mailbox Storage
  • Hands-on
saig system overview
SAIG System Overview

SAIG Mailbox








Mainframe &






SSL 3.0

State Scholarship/

Guaranty Agency





3rd Party


SSL 3.0

saig suite components
SAIG Suite Components
  • EDconnect - PC software used to send and receive data
  • TDCommunity Manager (TDCM) – Web tool used for tracking data sent and received on SAIG
  • TDClient– Mainframe and Mid-Range Client software used to send and receive data
  • Windows based software used to transmit TitleIV data.
  • Current version is 7.1
  • Download software at
tdcommunity manager tdcm
TDCommunity Manager (TDCM)
  • TDCM - view network traffic in your SAIG mailbox
  • Internet address:
  • Download the TDCM User’s Guide at
  • Download the Host Communication Guidefrom the webat
  • Request TDClient software via CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800-330-5947
  • Create JCL or Scripts to execute TDClient
    • Installation, setup questions? Contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support
saig system security
SAIG System Security


  • Password changes
    • Local
    • Network
  • Setting up multiple users

Synchronize network Password across multiple platforms

  • EDconnect
  • TDClient
  • TDCM
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SAIG System Security – con’t

Network Password Rules

  • Must begin with an alpha character
  • Must be a minimum length of eight characters
  • Must contain at least one upper case and one lower case alpha character, plus one numeric character
  • Cannot be changed back to "PASSWORD" (ignore case)
  • Cannot be any of the last five passwords used
  • User will be locked out after three failures (Call CPS/SAIG Technical Support to reset password)
  • Can contain special keyboard characters, such as @, #
understanding file storage

SAIG Mailboxes

Available Files Database

  • EDconnect Software
  • Mailbox Query View (available status)
  • Received File View (received status)
  • TDCM Web Tool
  • Messages Tab (view only)
  • Archive Tab (restore files)

Archived Files Database

Understanding File Storage
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Available Files Database

Files in Available status and < 180 days old

Files in Received status and < 10 days old

Files Restored from Archive

Archive Files Database

Received files => 10 days and < 180 days old

Some message classes have different archive rules

Understanding File Storage con’t
beyond the basics
Beyond the Basics
  • Activity Log
    • Investigating transmission errors
    • Verifying transmissions
  • Receiving files to multiple folders
  • Restoring lost files
edconnect tdcm hands on
EDconnect & TDCM – Hands-on


  • Security View to change passwords
  • Populating the Transmission Queue
  • Query and Receive file Views
  • Activity Log view


  • Message Tab to view files and change status of file
  • Archive Tab to restore files so they may be received again

Tips & Tricks

technical assistance
Technical Assistance

We appreciate your feedback and comments.

We can be reached at:

  • Email:

For Help call CPS/SAIG Technical Support

  • Phone: 800-330-5947
  • Email: