Information on Web Accounts

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Definition

A Web account is a group of one or more Spectrum Licence accounts owned and administered by one company. Within the Web account, a master user account account will be created and if needed associated accounts can be added.

The master user account can create other user accounts within the Web account.

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Create a Web Account

Access to the Spectrum Management System site is controlled by the access accounts defined in the Web accounts. When creating a Web account, an administrative account is created and a Spectrum Licence account is attached to the account. The user can then enter the Web page and create other user’s sub-accounts if required.

To create a web account, you do not have to be an existing licensee. In this case, your application, once approved by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, will create a licence account. If you are an existing licensee, then no approval from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is required.

New Licensee

Go to the SMS Home Page

Click on Online Registration

Click on the option:

Register a new Web Account for a new or existing Licensee or Certification/Registration clients or Broadcaster

Followed by:

Registration Type (required)

Radiocommunication Licences and Broadcasting Certificates

  • Existing Licence
  • New Licensee
  • Agent/Consultant Existing Licensee
  • Agent/Consultant New Licensee

Click on “Next”

You will need to complete all the screens and submit the request to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will need to approve the request which will also create a licence account. At this time you will be able to access your web account account.

Existing Licensee

Go to the SMS Home Page

Click on Online Registration

Click on the option:

Register a new Web Account for a new or existing Licensee or Certification/Registration clients or Broadcaster

Followed by:

Registration Type (required)

Radiocommunication Licences and Broadcasting Certificates

  • Existing Licence
  • New Licensee
  • Agent/Consultant Existing Licensee
  • Agent/Consultant New Licensee
Click on “Next”

You will need to know your account number in the new spectrum management system, the exact licensee name and the associated shared secret. If you do not know this information, please contact the department.

Follow the remainder of the steps to register your first account. You will now need to log in to SpectraWeb:

Login to SPECTRAweb (Online)

To add additional accounts, click on the “Add Client” button near the top right of the window. Repeat until all relevant accounts have been entered.

To add additional sub-users, click on the “Add user” button near the top right of the window. Repeat until all relevant sub-users have been entered. Note that each sub-user can be granted different access. Site upload is “Licence Responsible”.

Accounts may be created for sub-contractors in order to upload the technical information on your behalf. Once a contract with a sub-contractor is completed you should delete their sub-account account.

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Planning for Multiple Web Accounts

If your company has more than one Spectrum Licence account and more than one person responsible to upload technical data on those accounts, you can set up multiple Web accounts to meet the needs of your company. If your company has only one Spectrum Licence account or only one user, then only one Web account is required.

Please note that if you have many accounts (master and associated) and for each account the same Spectrum Licence number (Account) technical data is uploaded, it will delete the previously uploaded data for that Spectrum Licence. It is very important to manage which account submits for which Spectrum Licence.

This is an example of a Web account scenario: ABC Telecom has three Spectrum Licences. The Web accounts for the company could be set up in a number of ways, depending on the needs of the company:

  • The three Spectrum Licence accounts uploads could be established in three separate administrative Web accounts (one for each account). Each user is a master user. Users can only create and view information for their own Spectrum Licence account.
  • A single Web account could be set up for all three Spectrum Licence accounts. With an administrative Web account, you can create as many associated Web accounts as you require. All users can upload technical information for any Spectrum Licence. It is very important that the same Spectrum Licence number data is not submitted by other accounts. In that case, data will be overwritten by the last upload.

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