The State of Montana's File Transfer Service allows for easy transfer of large electronic files to and from customers of state government. It is designed to facilitate file exchange when files are too large for email. It also allows for secure transfer of sensitive data. The File Transfer Service is one of the first to be secured by ePass Montana, the state’s single login service. The transfer of files must include a state email address either on the sending or receiving end. State employees are able to send files to other state employees or ePass Montana customers. ePass Montana customers are only able to send files to state employees. Please Note: State of Montana employees, do not create an ePass Montana account, login as directed below.
To become a registered ePass customer you must create an ePass Montana account.
The service requires no software except for a web browser. All aspects of the transfer are securely encrypted, ensuring that customers meet all security requirements under state and federal information privacy regulations. Files are scanned for viruses during transfer. An automated reminder system notifies the recipient of files they have available for download, and the system tracks receipts for all transfers, showing detailed information about when a file is uploaded as well as when it is downloaded. Customers can upload files as large as 2GB. Files must be downloaded within fifteen days, after which the transfer expires and the files are automatically removed from the service.
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If you do not yet have an ePass Montana account, then you must create one. Please Note: State of Montana employees, do not create an ePass Montana account, login as directed below.
To log in, select the link that says "Montana", and then use your state network login credentials.
Enter your ePass Montana username and password.
After logging in, you will be able to view your sent and received files. Also, you will see the options to send files or view the received transfers. If you wish to sort the sent or received files by name, file, date, or status, then simply click (ascending) or double click (descending) the column label in the title bar. To delete files, you must check the box(es) to the left of the file(s) and then select the "Delete Selected File(s)" button at the top of the page.
Following are the status definitions for files transferred:
* PLEASE NOTE: Once a file's status is "Completed", you are no longer able to download or view that file.
* PLEASE NOTE: You must delete all the files inside of a folder first so that it is empty before you can delete a folder.
To use Montana's File Transfer Service you must have either one of the newest three versions of Microsoft’s web browser, or the newest version of Chrome or Firefox. All other browser versions are not fully supported which can prevent you from using this service.