SPEEDE Server Overview
SPEEDE Operating Principles
The Clearinghouse manages the SPEEDE Server to freely exchange student data between institutions:
- There is no charge to exchange data through the SPEEDE Server.
- The platform is open for use by all institutions and their solution providers that register as a SPEEDE user.
- SPEEDE adheres to standards set by ANSI and PESC, and will conform to new standards as they emerge.
- Innovation and enhancements are driven by education community advocacy groups, such as AACRAO and its SPEEDE Committee.
- The Clearinghouse is committed to participating in the free and open exchange of education documents and data among network service providers.
Should you have any questions or need assistance with the SPEEDE Server, please contact the Clearinghouse SPEEDE support team at SPEEDEfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules of Use
- Users (those who send documents via the Clearinghouse SPEEDE Server) are required to:
- Register to use the service with the Clearinghouse,
- Provide operational information during registration for inclusion in SPEEDE’s Registrant List, and
- Perform test exchanges to evaluate SPEEDE’s procedures and syntax.
- The Clearinghouse does not charge for transcripts exchanged between educational institutions or between educational institutions and their solution providers.
- The Clearinghouse will not allow unauthorized persons access to any files stored within the SPEEDE system.
- The Clearinghouse will never look inside an electronic packet, except to parse it, count it, take the specified action, or investigate problems.
- The Clearinghouse will not be liable for damages deemed to have been caused by use of the SPEEDE Server.
- The Clearinghouse reserves the right to deny access to the SPEEDE Server for a number of reasons including, but not limited to: failure to follow protocol; failure to follow these rules; using the service for profit; and using the service outside the education arena, if it results in significant additional administrative requirements.
- All SPEEDE Server users must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, specifically including, but not limited to, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). By using the SPEEDE system, the user accepts full responsibility to obtain any necessary consent from the student to transmit his or her information.
The SPEEDE Server offers the following security features to ensure confidence in transmitting information through the server:
- The software that runs SPEEDE resides entirely on a server located within the Clearinghouse’s data center that is used only for the delivery of packets.
- From the time files reach the SPEEDE Server until they are moved to the receiving organization’s mailbox, they are encrypted both in transit and at rest.
- The SPEEDE Server is designed to support EDI delivery of ANSI ASC X12 standard envelopes using FTPS or SFTP files.
- The Clearinghouse maintains industry standards regarding the public/private key exchange. For private key encryption the current 2048-bit industry is utilized.
SPEEDE’s additional security features include:
- Logon limits.
- Known entity exchanges (users must have trading relationships with the server).
- Email notices when files are received and sent.
- System activity logs and notifications.
- The SPEEDE Server is used only for the delivery of packets.
- The SPEEDE Server cannot create a flat file from the student database at the sending institution or map the file into the appropriate ANSI ASC X12 format. The SPEEDE Server expects that this will already have been done by the participating organization when creating the ISA-IEA envelopes.
- Once a SPEEDE participant has registered to use the server, the organization will send a single file containing multiple ISA-IEA envelopes to the server: one file per intended recipient.
- Each envelope can contain multiple transcripts, requests, acknowledgements, or other EDI transactions. The server sends the specified recipient a file containing one or more ISA envelopes from different schools.
- Since the sole purpose of the SPEEDE Server is to deliver transcripts, it is the responsibility of each participating organization to stay up-to-date on any changes to the ANSI ASC X12 standard. To understand more about file standards, please refer to the PESC website.