SEMA4 is web based and requires no workstation installation other than a web browser.
Changing your SEMA4 password
MN.IT has experience with and supports a 3270 emulator that supports encryption, called Bluezone. BlueZone exists in both a client version and a web version. The web version only requires an Internet browser. For SEMA4 users we recommend the web-based version of BlueZone. It is much more convenient than installing the BlueZone client. A link to web-based BlueZone is below.
Web based BlueZone Converting BlueZone Sessions to TLSV1 (pdf version)
Clearing your web browser's history and cache
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)
Print Screen Deluxe 4.0
This installation software should be used to install the Print Screen application software on Windows 9.x, Windows NT and Windows 2000 workstations. Print Screen Deluxe 4.0 is being distributed to resolve issues with version 3.0 not functioning on some Windows 2000 boxes.
This application may only be used by SEMA4 and MAPS users.
Please forward any questions or comments to the Mn-ASSIST Technical Services Helpdesk.
Current date of the document and information is 08/31/2001.
1.0 Downloading the Installation File
Obtain Application Software via File Transfer Protocol(FTP)
A. FTP to the following Minnesota Management & Budget FTP site
Host Name: ftp.finance.state.mn.us
Host Type: Unix (or Auto Detect)
User ID: Please contact Mn-ASSIST Technical Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Password: Please contact Mn-ASSIST Technical Services at email@example.com.
B. Download the file ps4.exe in a BINARY format to a temporary location within your environment (example: C:\TEMP).
C. Install the application.
From a run dialog box, execute the file [???]\*.EXE where [???] is the location you downloaded the file to in section B above and where *.EXE is the installation file.
Running *.EXE will create a Ps4 folder, unzip the files and execute the SETUP.EXE file.
Follow the instructions within the setup program.
For technical support please contact Mn-ASSIST Technical Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 WordPDF version
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.