TEXAS SECRETARY of STATE
ROLANDO B. PABLOS

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SOSDIRECT BRIEFCASE OVERVIEW
What is a "Briefcase" as it applies to the Texas web page?
The web system creates a "Briefcase" (container) for each User ID that stores all of the “Sessions” (transactions) attributed to the User Web ID. A “Session” is created when the following steps occur:
  1. User logs on the system: System creates a “Session” and assigns a “Session ID” Note: This “Session ID” is a unique identifier that follows all transactions completed during that “Session”.
  2. User processes one or more transactions
  3. User logs off the system: System closes the “Session” and the “Session” is added to the “Briefcase”
  4. System sends email to the user noting the “Session ID”
  5. System adds the “Session” to user “Briefcase”
Important user information regarding the Briefcase function:
Each “Session” stays in the “Briefcase” for up to 14 days. The “Session” in the “Briefcase” can be accessed, downloaded and printed at any time during the 14 days.
If you have not added any “Sessions” for 14 or more days, your “Briefcase” will be empty.
Make a note of the Session ID number, or reference the automated email message that includes this number. A “Session” may be accessed if the “Session ID” is submitted to the system.
Each “Session” can only be viewed individually, not concurrently with other Sessions.
It is not possible to view all of the contents of your “Briefcase” at one time.
All files saved in the “Briefcase” are saved as .zip and / or .pdf files that can be printed or saved to your local drive.
Note: The following applications can be downloaded for free: An Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader Version 7.0 or higher from http://www.adobe.com, and WinZip Version of 7.0 or higher from http://www.winzip.com. If you need help with these applications, press F1 from an open application.
Only “Web Transactions” generate “Sessions” that are stored in your “Briefcase”.