From 27 March 2020 AUSKey hs been phased out and replaced with MyGovID. All electronic BAS lodgements will need to be authenticated with the ATO's myGovID. To use the myGovID you will need to upgrade to the latest Insol 6 software.
Note: Once you upgrade you cannot use your AUSKey any longer.
Create your identity
The steps to set up your myGovID visit the ATO site https://info.authorisationmanager.gov.au/.
The steps require you to:
- Create a digital identity
- Link your identity to your practice ABN
- Authorise Others
- Download the M2M keystore xml file
A common issue can be ensuring the ATO recognises your identity is linked to your practice ABN. Proving that you have the right to link your credentials to your practice and consequently to the jobs your practice controls may be resolved by calling the ATO help desk for myGovID on 1300 287 539 and confirming and providing details on your identify.
The software uses machine-to-machine (M2M) credentials to authenticate the MyGovID. This process involves downloading a new keystore.xml file to replace the Auskey file. You must have the correct rights to submit BAS under using this new keystore.
You will need to download a new M2M file from the ATO relationship authorisation manager and ensure an internet browser add-on is configured using a Chrome or Firefox browser.
It is worth watching the following ATO video https://publish.viostream.com/play/bd1bdiuni9z7sw. Installing the machine credential is discussed at 3:26 on the video.
See the screenshots for creating the M2M credential. Make sure your myGovID allows all new machine credentials to have auto access to business appointments.
See instructions below on “managing permissions”.
Once you have downloaded the new keystore file it will be located in your user AppData folder. You can access this folder by typing %AppData%\ATOMAS into Windows explorer.
You may move this file to a centralised accessible folder.
BAS Wizard - Re-link the job to the new credential
To connect your myGovID credential for each job:
- Run the BAS Wizard
Using electronic BAS via SBR (Note: click < Back if BAS not set to SBR).
- Select the credential file
- Locate the keystore folder
- Enter your myGovID password
The myGovID is now linked.
Require password on submit
If you tick "Require password on submit" each time you submit a BAS the current user of the software will be required to enter the My Gov ID password.
Do not require password on submit
If you leave "Require password on submit" unticked, the password is saved and used each time someone submits the BAS the password is not required (even if the BAS is submitted by a different user). The current user of the software will need to have "Submit SBR and STP data permission" to submit the BAS.
- You can limit access to submit the BAS using the Job Security Settings
- If you have an issue with permission access at this point.
Make sure before you download the myGovID keystore that:
- A person with the appropriate authority will need to log on to Access Manager at https://am.ato.gov.au using MyGovID;
- Go to “manage permissions”
- Review the new “device/machine” authorisation types and allow all new machine credentials to have auto access to business appointments.
If you do not have the option for managing permissions you will need to ring the ATO on 1300 287 539 and complete their requirements for becoming an authorised user for this feature.