Measure Authoring Tool v4.4.0| User Guide
After the Symantec™ Credential ID(s) are registered with the MAT Help Desk, the security code
generated by one of the registered Symantec™ VIP Access installations may be entered to access the
MAT. Symantec™ security codes are new every 30 seconds. The installed application includes a
timer indicating when the security code will update. Desktop applications include a copy function to
ensure the correct security code is entered into the MAT.
Note: A unique Symantec™ Credential ID is assigned with each installation of Symantec™ VIP Access. The
assigned Credential ID must be registered once with the MAT Help Desk and does not change. The
Symantec Security Code changes every 30 seconds, and the most recently generated security code is
entered with every log in attempt to the MAT.
Figure 2 Symantec™ VIP Access for Windows PC
D. MAT User ID
After Symantec™ VIP Access Credential ID(s) are received by the MAT Help Desk, an email
notification with the assigned MAT User ID is generated. The MAT User ID is the first two letters of
the MAT user’s first name, the next six letters of the last name, and four randomly assigned
numbers. For example, a new MAT user with the name Evelyn Johnson might be given the MAT User
At the same time the MAT User ID is generated, a separate email notification containing a
temporary password is generated. The temporary password is used for the initial sign-in. Unused,
temporary passwords expire in 5 days. Please contact the MAT Help Desk by completing the
Contact Us form on the Contact Us page of the public website, https://www.emeasuretool.cms.gov,
if your temporary password has expired.
II. SIGNING INTO THE MAT - NEW USER
New MAT users may sign into the MAT after receiving three email notifications.
• Email confirmation that at least one Symantec™ Credential ID is registered with the MAT
• Email notification including the MAT User ID.
• Email notification including a temporary password.