Tools & Resources

Below are a list of tools and resources to help you get access to and enjoy your experience. Brochure & ProjectForge Info Sheet

The Project Office has developed documents to provide high level information of and the offerings. Please follow the links below to view these documents online.

Read the Brochure: Transforming the Way DoD Innovates IT (.pdf) .
Read the ProjectForge Information Data Sheet (.pdf) .
Read the Case Study (.pdf) .

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PKI Information

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a service of products which provide and manage X.509 certificates for public key cryptography. Certificates identify the individual named in the certificate, and bind that person to a particular public/private key pair. DoD PKI provides the data integrity, user identification and authentication, user non-repudiation, data confidentiality, encryption and digital signature services for programs and application, which use the DoD networks. Learn more

DoD-Approved External PKI

PKI is a valuable asset used with the DoD for securing applications and networks. Other federal agencies and industry partners have also implemented PKIs to protect their interests. PKI interoperability is an essential component of secure information sharing between DoD and its partners within the federal government and industry. DoD application owners, like, are permitted to accept certificates from DoD-approved external PKIs that have completed interoperability requirements. Learn more

ECA Registration

The DoD has established the External Certification Authority (ECA) program to support the issuance of DoD-approved certificates to industry partners and other external entities and organizations. The ECA program is designed to provide the mechanism for these entities to securely communicate with the DoD and authenticate to DoD Information Systems. For more information on what type of certificates to obtain, how to obtain and how to install ECA certificates, see the FAQ - How Can I Get Access to (ECA Certificate Users). Learn more

Subversion Client Instructions

Subversion is a modern version control system available under an open-source license. uses Subversion as its integrated version control system. Subversion supports authentication through SSL client certificates, but for some client configurations, special clients and settings are needed. contains a dedicated project for CAC/PKI enabled Subversion clients and support. Before you attempt to troubleshoot Subversion client issues, you should first ensure you have proper access to view the repository you are attempting to use. Learn more

Download DoD Root & Intermediate Certificates

The Root CA is a trusted entity responsible for establishing and managing a PKI domain by issuing CA certificates to entities authorized and trusted to perform CA functions. In order for your machine to recognize your CAC certificates and DoD websites as trusted, you will need to run the InstallRoot utility to install the DoD CA certificates (Windows and Linux) or adjust trust settings (MAC) to resolve access issues. Learn more

Configure your browser to operate with your CAC certificates users can use a variety of browsers to view and work in SoftwareForge and ProjectForge to include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. Additional configurations to make your certificates available in your browser and allow your browser to recognize and communicate with your CAC may be required. Learn more

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