Tools & Resources
Below are a list of tools and resources to help you get access to and enjoy your Forge.mil experience.
Forge.mil has created a catalog of DoD Community Source software that is available for review and download. The software is categorized by Mission Area/Domain. Learn more
The Forge.mil Project Office has developed documents to provide high level information of Forge.mil and the Forge.mil offerings. Please follow the links below to view these documents online.
Read the Forge.mil
Brochure: Transforming the Way DoD Innovates IT (.pdf)
Read the ProjectForge Information Data Sheet (.pdf) .
Read the Forge.mil Case Study (.pdf) .
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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
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 Forge.mil, are permitted to accept certificates from DoD-approved external PKIs that have completed interoperability requirements. Learn more
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 Forge.mil (ECA Certificate Users). Learn more
Subversion is a modern version control system available under an open-source license. Forge.mil uses Subversion as its integrated version control facility. Subversion supports authentication through SSL client certificates, but for some client configurations, special clients and settings are needed. Although Subversion supports client authentication using PKCS#12-format certificate files (soft certificates), support for PKCS#11 smartcards such as the Common Access Card (CAC) is only just emerging. We have compiled instructions for obtaining smartcard-enabled Subversion client binaries Learn more
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. Learn more
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser that is managed by Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The DoD Firefox & Thunderbird Add-ons extend each of these applications to streamline and simplify your DoD and Forge.mil experiences. Learn more
Forge.mil is committed to providing access to our web pages for individuals with disabilities. To meet this commitment, we will comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities. If the format of any material on our web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact email@example.com for assistance. Let us know the nature of your accessibility problem, the web address of the requested information, and your contact information. Learn more