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Changes to EDGAR Passphrase Update

Dec. 12, 2016

The EDGAR system will soon implement two phase authentication when requesting an EDGAR Passphrase to be reset.  When a request is received by EDGAR to reset a Passphrase, the EDGAR system will send an electronic security token to the EDGAR email contact on record.  This electronic security token will be required to complete the process.

What does this mean for the filer?

If EDGAR contact information is not correct in the system, the security token will not be available to the filer trying to reset their Passphrase.  Significant delays may occur due to a manual review of the Passphrase update request, which may span beyond 48 hours and may affect a filer’s ability to submit their filings timely.

What should a filer do?

Filers should log on to the EDGAR system and update their contact information now in preparation for this change.  Do not wait to update this information. 

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