Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) Account Management

Many applications reside at Northwest Regional Data Center and are accessible through a provisioned login ID. These applications are primarily administrative, and are most frequently accessed via FSU's online transaction system know as CICS. Only historical FSU data resides in the Northwest Regional Data Center.

Available To

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Departments

Features

  • Historical FSU data
  • SysperTech’s Virtel Web Access application
  • Virtel Web Access
  • Personalization options

Requirements

Any device that supports a modern browser and HTTPS can securely access the 3270 applications available on the NWRDC mainframe.

Some browsers require setting modifications for Cut and Paste operations between Virtel and non-browser applications. Internet Explorer (IE) needs permission to access the clipboard and FireFox needs an add-on.
 

Cost

There is no charge for this service.

To create a new ID or to deactivate an existing ID, submit an Online Role Request in the eORR* application for the FSU_NWRDC_ACCOUNT role.

To sign in, go to: https://nwrdc.fsu.edu:41002/w2h/WEB2AJAX.htm+NWRDCM2

*If you are unable to use eORR for your request, please use the External Applications (Non-OMNI) Access Request Form

Additional Information

Mainframe-attached printers must also be defined in order to print such items such as official transcripts.

Applications for administrative purposes are hosted by the Northwest Regional Data Center through the mainframe CICS service. They can only be accessed through a HostExplorer session with an official NWRDC User ID.

NWRDC now offers SysperTech’s Virtel Web Access application. This product allows our mainframe customers easy 3270 access to the NWRDC with a modern browser as the only requirement.

Virtel Web Access is a 3270 Terminal Emulator that is a fully functional direct replacement for thick client solutions like Hummingbird, Host Explorer, Attachmate or PC-COM.

Virtel Web Access is offered at no additional cost. Thus enabling customers to save money by removing the need for costly thick clients and the ongoing maintenance and hardware upgrades that they require.

This product is particularly useful to customers who access the NWRDC mainframe on an occasional basis.

Any device that supports a modern browser and HTTPS can securely access the 3270 applications available on the NWRDC mainframe.

Implementation Details:

  • Personalization options (keyboard re-mapping and FTP options) are saved as browser-cookies and are maintained between sessions on a browser-by-browser basis.
  • May be subject to loss when a cookie cleanup action is initiated.
  • Easy manual re-establishment.
  • Some browsers support add-ons that preserve designated cookies.
  • Some browsers require setting modifications for Cut and Paste operations between Virtel and non-browser applications. IE needs permission to access the clip-board and FireFox needs an add-on.
  • Choice between 3270 models is made as part of the connection process. Virtel supports the normal 3270 device types: Mod2(24x80), Mod3(32x80), Mod4(43x80) and Mod5(27x132).

 

GUIDES

Submit a support request with the following information:

  • Category: IT Support Services
  • Specialty Type: NWRDC
  • Detail: NWRDC Password Reset

Please include your name and department. Be prepared to verify your identity.

FAQs
HELP

To reset your password please call the ITS Service Desk at (850) 644-HELP (4357)

  • Password resets performed by the ITS Service Desk are only for user IDs with the prefix fs

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