SEMA4 is web based and requires no workstation installation other than a web browser. However, the SEMA4 application requires access to BlueZone for Security authentication and changing your password.
Changing your SEMA4 password
Minnesota IT Services has experience with and supports a 3270 emulator that supports encryption called BlueZone that can be installed on a user's computer either through MNIT's helpdesk or through your local helpdesk.
SEMA4 users should clear their web browser’s history and cache periodically. This may prevent or resolve some issues accessing or displaying SEMA4 and other websites. A link to instructions to clear your web browser’s history and cache is below.
Clearing browser history and cache (pdf version)
DocumentDirect/InfoPac is a system for viewing and printing reports that are produced by the SEMA4 statewide system. The reports can be viewed and printed through the use of DocumentDirect for Windows (DDW), DocumentDirect for the Internet (DDI) or InfoPac (a character-based mainframe application). Minnesota Management & Budget administers access to the reports produced by SEMA4.
To access DocumentDirect/InfoPac, a person must have a mainframe (ACF2) logon ID.
If a user does not have a mainframe logon ID, see Policy 1101-01, Requesting a Mainframe Logon ID.
To request access to DocumentDirect/InfoPac, complete the form Request for Access to DocumentDirect On-line Reports. Enterable Form
Questions on security and access to the SEMA4- and MAPS-related reports should be emailed to the Minnesota Management & Budget: email@example.com
MN.IT e-Reporting information is available through the MN.IT Catalog (username and password needed). Follow the links for Applications and e-Reporting.
DocumentDirect for Windows (DDW) requires software to be installed on your PC or LAN, and is available to state agencies without charge through the Office of Enterprise Technology. This is a Windows based viewing module for InfoPac which allows all the functionality of the 3270 viewing product as well as the following functions:
Downloading of Report pages to an ASCII file
Annotations (electronic notes attached to report pages)
DocumentDirect for the Internet (DDI) may be accessed with a web browser.
InfoPac Report Distribution System, a character-based mainframe application can be accessed through BlueZone. InfoPac creates reports through statewide applications making them available for viewing on a display terminal.
Information on Documentation and training is also available through the MN.IT Catalog.