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Staging Environment

Market Trials will take place in accordance with the timetable agreed in the Market Trial Strategy, produced within the Readiness Workstream.


The purpose of the 5MS Staging Environment is to allow Participants the ability to test their interactions with market systems that have 5-Min adjusted data. However, it is not a Market Trial environment.


Staging provides access to some early versions of 5MS & GS capabilities to assist participants with their readiness planning and development. 

There are a few key limitations: 

  • This environment has not been built to replicate or replace Pre-Production (Pre-Prod). It is a dedicated 5MS environment to support participants in the early stages of development.
  • Staging is not an environment for running market trials and does not provide integrated functions. It is also not a place to deploy functions that aren’t directly related to 5MS or GS. 
  • While performance is not guaranteed, support is available for participants to assist them in accessing the Staging environment. 
  • There are no Service Level Agreements for updating software in staging, however issues can be raised (via Support Hub online) and will be triaged by the 5MS Program. 
  • Input data, such as SCADA, demand forecasts, is likely to be static.

Staging Environment releases

The 5MS systems being developed by AEMO for operating the NEM will be released into the Staging Environment from 1 November 2019 through to 31 July 2020. 

The following table shows the planned releases into 5MS Staging. Additional functions are expected to be released by AEMO into the Staging Environment, and some capabilities may be delivered earlier than expected.


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Frequently asked questions

  • How do I access web portals in the 5MS Staging Environment?

    Access will be via the following URLs, with the same login details that participants were using for AEMO Pre-Production (Pre-Prod) as at 1 October 2019. The naming conventions are consistent with the pre-Prod and Production environments.

  • How do I access APIs in the 5MS Staging Environment?
  • How do I access FTP in the 5MS Staging environment?
    • MSATS FTP:
    • EMMS FTP:
  • Which URLs should our organisation whitelist so that they aren't blocked by our corporate firewall?
    • https://*.5msstaging.aemo.com.au
    • https://*.5msstaging.marketnet.net.au
    • https://dev.preprod.aemo.com.au
  • What user name, password and certificates do I use for web portal and APIs?

    Participants can log into the web portals and access APIs using the same user name and password (as at 1 October 2019) that’s been set up by your MSATS Participant Administrator for accessing AEMO Pre-Prod.  After logging into 5MS Staging for the first time, you can independently add/change your access details for 5MS Staging.  

    The 5MS Staging environment will also prompt you to change your password every three months. If you don’t currently have access to AEMO’s Pre-Production environment or don’t know your password, please contact your organisation’s MSATS Participant Administrator.

    For details of the API certificate details for your organisation, please contact the AEMO support hub:

  • What user name and password do I use for 5MS FTP access?

    One FTP account can be assigned per participant ID. To set up your 5MS FTP access, please contact the AEMO Support Hub to set up (or change) your user name and password:

  • How do I receive support when using the 5MS Staging Environment?

    Please speak with your MSATS Participant Administrator. For MSATS administrators, if further assistance is required, please contact the AEMO Support Hub:

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