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Data Authentication (DA) is the process that the ALERT platform uses to authenticate the entry, deletion, and modification of ALERT platform data. It can be used by both broker/dealer and investment manager client types and can be applied to the following data types:

Data Type Broker/Dealer Investment Manager
Account Settlement Instructions x
Broker Access x
General Account x
Market Activation x
Model Settlement Instructions x x

By default, Model and Account Settlement Instruction changes will require a minimum of two levels of Data Authentication for F/X, Cash and Derivative instructions. Clients can then choose to apply Data Authentication to other data types. The levels of authentication are defined as follows:

  • None
  • 2 levels (Creation + Approval)
  • 3 levels (Creation + Approval + Authorization)

Clients can therefore set up their users to be Creators, Approvers and/or Authorizers, however the same user can not complete 2 subsequent steps in the Data Authentication process. Using Manage My Services, individuals who have been designated as a Data Authentication Administrator controls the roles applied to other users and the number of levels of authentication required.

Note: DTCC highly recommends that you promptly action any pending items in your Data Authentication queues.

The following series of videos provides further details on how to manage and use the Data Authentication functionality.


ALERT: How to Manage the Data Authentication Process

  • 1. ALERT: How to Manage the Data Authentication Process
  • 2. ALERT: How to Submit Items for Data Authentication
  • 3. ALERT: How to Approve or Authorize Changes with Data Authentication

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