November 2021 - ITE1 Drop Notes

Code Drop 1

The release notes detail the scope of ITE1 code drop 1, available on 30 November 2021, including details of the available functionality in the ITE1 environment. ITE1 is accompanied by the 30 November 2021 - ITE1 Supporting Documentation Updates, 3 December 2021 - CHESS UI ITE1 Configuration Recommendations and Known Issues and Limitations and 13 December 2021 - ITE1 Reset. Full details of the functionality are provided below.


ITE Release

Technical Documentation Release

Supporting Documentation

DA SDK Version

ITE Release

Technical Documentation Release

Supporting Documentation

DA SDK Version

ITE1 Code Drop 1

November 2021

NEW 3 December 2021 - CHESS UI ITE1 Configuration Recommendations and Known Issues and Limitations

NEW 13 December 2021 - ITE1 Reset

DAML SDK: 1.14.0
Bindings Rx Java: 1.14.0
DAML LF Archive: 1.14.0
CSP Java Stubs: 1.41.1074 (Updated)

Release Notes

Corporate actions will be enabled from January 2022, ASX will separately notify software providers to confirm.

Please note the following points for your consideration:

  • For internal maintenance, ASX may be required to refresh the environment. ASX will always notify ITE1 Subscribers 1 week prior to any scheduled environment refresh.

  • Transactional data may be lost in the event of a system restart or upgrade. ASX will re-populate environments with seeded data.

  • On ITE1 reset, corporate actions with dates in the past will be removed from seeding to avoid incomplete corporate action lifecycles. ASX will also remove any deferred securities that relate to these corporate actions.

  • ASX is expecting to reset the environment on 11-12 December. Corporate actions will be enabled from January 2022, ASX will separately notify software providers to confirm.

  • Accumulation and Settlement Entrepot Accounts will not be re-seeded upon refresh. Clearing and Settlement Participants will need to set this up each time the environment is refreshed.

  • Payment Providers and AMOs will have the Settlement Entrepot account re-seeded with the accounts hydrated with securities when the environment is refreshed.

  • For AMQP users ISO Message Signing must be enabled.

  • AMQP queues will be configured as per ITE1 subscriber’s order forms.

  • For Ledger API users, token acquisition is required to connect to ITE1.

  • Party Identification for Self-Service Tools will support UIC format only.

  • ASX performance testing must not commence prior to February 2022 and with prior bilateral agreement.

  • ITE1 Subscribers must only use UICs and Security Codes as provided in their respective test kits provided by CTS.

  • ITE1 introduced new self-service functionality for USSI and BSSI request for Payment Provider testing.

  • ITE1 Self-Service Templates have been revised to require users to input the Controlling Participant Actor for the specified Account (HIN).

  • ITE1 Self-Service Tools do not currently support the receipt or generation of mFund Application / Redemption confirmation messages for Participants.

  • ITE1 Clearing Participants using the Self-Service Trade Ingest tool must account for the revised Trade Slip Number (TSN) definition. This enhancement adjusts the Trade ID construct to allow ASX, CHI-X and NSX to retain their own logic for TradeID generation rather than conform to the test kit based logic required by Participants using the Trade Ingest tool. The Trade ID is no longer automatically generated and users are required to input this value, ensuring that it is unique on the trade date and does not conflict with other Software Providers' testing. User are required to follow the prescribed trade ID format, for further information, refer to ITE1 Self-Service Trade Ingest.

  • ITE1 Self-Service Tool enhancements include the ability to specify the User Defined ID component of the Transaction ID. Previously this was automatically generated. This is no longer the case and requires users to populate this. For further information, refer to Transaction IDs and Reference fields. This is not required for Self-Service Collateral Management where Transaction Ids are automatically generated for both Intra Position Movement Instruction (pldg_301) and Collateral Release Request (pldg_304).

  • ITE1 Self-Service Tools will parse the entire CSV file and ensure a summary of error/s is available to the CHESS user. The error response will specify the Transaction Id and the row number in which the error occurred.

  • In contrast to CDE, the ITE1 Bid Finalisation of Takeover and Buybacks process will occur each Thursday evening instead of each Friday.

  • With the introduction of ASX Assisted Testing in ITE1, the following CDE Test Tools are no longer available:

    • Self-Service Holding Administration Lock; and

    • Self-Service Broadcast Request; and

    • Auto-Injected Daily Loaded Trades (superseded by Trade Ingest tool).

Available Functionality



Release Notes



Release Notes

Existing Functionality

Previous released functionality from CDE Code Drop 10.

ITE1 includes functionality previously released in CDE Code Drop 10. For further information, refer to the CDE Forward Release Plan.

CHESS User Interface

The CHESS User Interface (UI) is a new, secure, browser-based user interface that uses the ledger API to provide access to the CSP. It is intended to service low volume users and provides a channel for input of ad-hoc messages not supported by a users core system.

ITE1 includes the following CHESS UI functionality:

  • Accounts

    • Create, modify, lock and cancel Accounts and Holders;

    • Query current state of Accounts, Holders, holdings and sub-positions; and

    • Query historical holding movements.

  • Settlement Instructions

    • Query scheduled Settlement Instructions.

  • Payments

    • View and manage outstanding Batch Settlement and RTGS payment obligations.

  • mFund

    • Submit mFund Application and Redemption Orders; and

    • Query and action outstanding mFund Application and Redemption Orders.

  • Message Centre

    • Submit all CSP message types; and

    • Query historical ingress and egress messages across all connectivity channels.

  • Workflow

    • “Four eyes” approval workflow.

  • User Management

    • User on-boarding and registration (including 2-factor authentication set-up);

    • Logging in, logging out (including forgot password);

    • Ability to switch between multiple UICs; and

    • Create & manage user accounts.

ITE1 ASX Assisted Testing

There are a small number of test scenarios not supported by Self-Service, Auto-Responder and Auto-Injectors. Instead, ASX will assist software providers to conduct these test scenarios.

To support the initial onboarding of Software Providers, these transactions will not be scheduled on ITE1 Open. Software Providers will be contacted prior to scheduled transaction commencement.

ITE1 includes the following assisted test scenarios:

  • On-Request Transactions

    • Account locked/unlocked by ASX;

    • Holding locked/unlocked by ASX;

    • Update subregister status;

    • Change of controlling participant;

    • Reverse fail fee;

    • Rejection of invalid payment provider obligation;

    • Payment facility management; and

    • Settlement instruction management.

  • Scheduled Transactions (Unsolicited)

    • Broadcast notification; and

    • Extend settlement cut-off.