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Mission Statement:

SAFE is designed to provide an alternative way to send files other than email.

The Basics:

Q: What is SAFE?

The Safe Access File Exchange is an application for securely exchanging files. Since many organizations limit the size of attachments that can be sent via email, SAFE was created as an alternative file sharing method to email and FTP.

Q: Who can use SAFE?

Anyone can use SAFE to send files to someone with a .mil or .gov email address, however, only users with valid DoD Common Access Card (CAC) can send files to other addresses such as .com

Q: What are the File Classification Requirements to send a file via SAFE?

  • All files transferred via SAFE must be for official US Government related business.
  • All files transferred via SAFE must be UNCLASSIFIED.
Please refer to the Help Page for more information regarding how SAFE works and the requirements for operation!

The Procedure:

How to SAFE Diagram
1. Select Upload Method

Department of Defense CAC users should choose the CAC option, and all others should choose the Non-CAC option. All non-CAC users will be required to verify their email address.

2. Sender Uploads Files

The sender fills out their information and then adds files and recipients to the package. Many security settings are available for transmitting the package to the recipients.

3. Recipient Downloads Files

Recipients will receive an email with a link and unique password to download the package. After the recipient has downloaded files in the package, their password will expire.

For more explanation please see our: Getting Started Guide