If you would like to file your company’s documents with the SEC, you will need to have the proper credentials for signing in to the SEC website. This article describes these credentials and how to obtain them, and gives additional information about the sign-in and filing process.
Understanding SEC Credentials
Your SEC credentials include the following information, which you need to have at least two business days before your filing date:
The correct CIK (Central Index Key) for your company or division. The CIK is unique number assigned by the SEC to each public entity that files with them.
The correct CCC (CIK Confirmation Code) for the CIK you use. The CCC is a case-sensitive code used with the CIK to submit an EDGAR filing. The CCC is eight characters long, with a minimum of one number (0-9) and a minimum of one special character (@, #, &, *).
Your password and passphrase.
Obtaining the CCC
If you do not know your company’s CCC, you can request it from the person or company who has been filing documents for you.
Password and Passphrase
If you do not know your password, you will have to reset it. Those who might be filing documents on your behalf will not have your password because they use their own password.
Resetting your password requires that you submit your passphrase. So if you do not know the passphrase either, to reset your password, you first need to obtain a new passphrase.
IMPORTANT: When you reset your password you must also reset the CCC. This is a security measure that the SEC requires. The CCC reset takes less than 48 hours to complete. However, if you do not want to reset your password before you file, you can contact your Customer Success Manager, who can either give you a filing code, to file immediately, or work with you to file documents on your behalf (similarly to a process you may have set up with a printer or other company). After your documents are filed, you can follow up with your passphrase, password, and CCC reset.
If you do not have your password at the time of filing, obtaining it soon afterward will help you to take advantage of the filing component of Wdesk. For example, to file at any time, without having to rely on Workiva staff or other outside company.
For information required to reset your SEC password, refer to section 4.1 of the EDGAR Filer Manual.
In addition, you can regenerate your SEC credentials on the EDGAR Filer Management page of the SEC website. On this page, click the Press Here button to begin the process.