Integrated Browser

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Account Ability's Integrated Browser ("Browser") is used in place of your computer's web browser when connecting to the IRS FIRE System and/or SSA BSO. The Browser's Fill-in button eliminates the need to remember User Ids, Passwords, PINs, etc. Just click the Fill-in button and data is transferred from Account Ability's database to the web page.

 

Integrated Browser

Account Ability's Integrated Browser

 

Fill-in: When prompted for a User Id, Password, PIN, TCC, etc., click the Fill-in button. The Browser will attempt to fill in the web page by transferring data directly from Account Ability's database.
Next: Moves forward one page.
Prev: Moves back one page.
Refresh: Refreshes the current page.
Close: Closes the Browser.
Help: Displays this help.
Printer Button: Prints the web page.
Copy Button: The path to your most recent transmittal file is displayed after the copy button (Copy_small). Use this button if you want to copy the path to the clipboard. You can then paste the path when browsing for your transmittal.

 

Important_yellow If you experience problems connecting to IRS FIRE, open your computer's Internet Options; On the Advanced page scroll down to Security; Check TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2; Uncheck SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0. Try connecting again.

 

groupConfiguring the Integrated Browser

 

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Integrated Browser Setup

Integrated Browser Setup

 

bullet_box IRS FIRE Login Information

This group contains the User Id, Password, and Personal Identification Number (PIN) used to logon and submit transmittal files to the IRS FIRE System.

 

User Id: Must match the User Id used to logon to the IRS FIRE System.
Password: Must match the Password used to logon to the IRS FIRE System.
PIN: Must match the PIN used to submit transmittals on the IRS FIRE System.
IRS TEST Checkbox: If you plan to submit TEST files to IRS FIRE, you will need to create a separate account with the IRS FIRE TEST File Processing system (see IRS FIRE - TEST File Processing on the Module menu). Check the IRS TEST checkbox prior to entering the User Id, Password and PIN to be used when testing with IRS FIRE.

 

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The Browser automatically detects changes to your Password and/or PIN. When the Browser closes, changes are written to Account Ability's database and the message "Changes have been successfully recorded" is displayed.

 

bullet_box SSA BSO Login Information

This group contains the Password used to logon to the SSA BSO.

 

User Id: This is the User Id entered on the Submitter (SSA) page.
Password: Must match the Password used to logon to the SSA BSO.

 

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The Browser automatically detects a change to your Password. When the Browser closes, the change is written to Account Ability's database and the message "Changes have been successfully recorded" is displayed.

 

bullet_box Browser to be Used (Disabling the Integrated Browser)

This group specifies the browser to be used when connecting to the IRS FIRE System or SSA BSO. Although Account Ability's Integrated Browser is suggested, you should select your computer's default browser only if you experience connection problems.

 

bullet_box Fill-in Security

The purpose of the Fill-in button is to transfer security information directly from the database to the web page. If you set a Fill-in Security password, it will be requested of each user who clicks the Fill-in button at the start of each session.

 

note Notes

 

The Integrated Browser is not used with IRS e-Services for Bulk TIN Matching.
IRS FIRE and SSA BSO require that you change passwords periodically. The Integrated Browser will attempt to update the database with each password and/or PIN change.