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ID Allocation

The SEC Panel (Panel) is required to produce and maintain a document known as the ID Allocation Procedure, which outlines the process for a SEC Party (Party), the Data and Communications Company (DCC) and a Registration Data Provider (RDP) obtaining two types of identifier: an ID (User ID, DCC ID and RDP ID) and a Signifier (Party and RDP Signifier).

At their October 2015 meeting, the Panel approved the ID Allocation Procedure.

An Excel Spreadsheet has been produced to show SEC Party, DCC and RDP Names, their ‘Organisation Number’ and their corresponding EUI-64 Compliant identifier range. The use of any identifier outside your allocated range will not map correctly with the DCC’s Systems. As a result, they will not accept this ID.

The Excel Spreadsheet has been digitally signed by SECAS on behalf of the Panel, in order to provide the DCC, Parties and RDPs with authentication and non-repudiation of the legitimacy of the Excel Spreadsheet, and that the document has not been altered in transit.

The document is authentic if it is digitally signed by Abigail Hermon (Certificate Subject – secas@smartenergycodecompany.co.uk).

Please note: upon opening the Excel Spreadsheet and clicking View Signature, the Valid Signature is listed as ‘Abigail Hermon’. To check the validity of the signature, please right click ‘Abigail Hermon, ‘Signature Details…’ and then ‘View’. A Signature Details pop-up will then appear. You will then be able to see that the Excel Spreadsheet has been signed by Abigail Hermon. Within the Certificate Details, the Subject will always be listed as secas@smartenergycodecompany.co.uk. The Excel Spreadsheet can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Update: 07/08/2015 – Due to incompatibility issues, an alternative version of the Excel Spreadsheet has been uploaded to the SEC Website. Please note, the content of both Excel Spreadsheet’s are the same. If you encounter issues opening the Excel Spreadsheet, please contact the SECAS Helpdesk.

Guidance: You may wish to use the assigned EUI-64 Compliant Identifier as your User ID for the following User Roles including ‘Import Supplier’, ‘Registered Supplier Agent’ and ‘Other User’. How you use the number in your range is down to your organisation’s discretion.

Documents

Network Guidance Document