How To Download Cac Certificates

Posted : admin On 8/23/2021

If you are attempting to access DoD SSL sites (such as ASFI (, DIBBS (, you may receive a warning message stating that you should not proceed. With some browsers (FireFox), you can add an exception to the warning and continue normally. In Chrome, you’ll be stopped dead.

Download your certificate. Download a PKCS#12 file with your certificate from your account by clicking the link supplied in your Certificate Activation Link email and following the on-screen instructions in your web browser. CAC Support: To obtain support for the CAC reader and drivers. You will be working remotely with to obtain the certificate and program files to download. If your CAC reader is still not seen by ActivClient, make sure that the Smart Card service is running. Here's how: Go to: Start, Search programs and files (in Windows 10 & 8.1), type: Services.msc Scroll down to Smart card, double click it and set it to automatic and click Start. Click the “Certificates” button; Ensure te “Personal” tab is selected and highlight the certificates you want to remove “Remove” the highlighted certificate; Click “Close” to close the certificate window; Click “OK” to close the internet options; Click the red “X” to close the Control Panel; Remove your CAC from the card. 4 – Content Tab Certificates Button. 5 – Import Next. 6 – Filename Browse to Select Certificate Open. 7 – Next Select Place all certificates in the following store Click Browse to change 'Personal' to Trusted Root 'Certification Authorities' OK Next Finish.

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As of February 27, 2014, the DoD site supports only IE up to version 10 but not 11. The latest FireFox & Safari browsers will also be able to access the site as before but Chrome will present a warning message.

To get around this, you can install the DoD Root Certificates on your machine. This will allow your Web browser (Chrome, IE, Safari) to trust the identity of Web sites whose secure communications are authenticated by DoD.

Is this required? No, however, this will help you avoid Security Alert windows when you go to secure communication Web sites for various DoD agencies, including DTIC, DIBBS, AFSI. Future access to DoD Web sites may require certificates.


To do this correctly, you should download ALL of the certificates referenced here: and import them into your Trusted Certificate Store. Here’s How (Windows):

  • Browse to this site: using IE 6.0 or later, or Firefox 3.0 or later. (You can’t use Chrome for this page, it isn’t supported by the DoD).
  • Right click on each of the certificates and download them onto your disk.
  • Open Certificate Manager by clicking the Start button , typing certmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER.‌ If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • Click on Trusted Root Certificate Authorities, then Right Click and choose Import.
  • Import each of the certificates that you saved to disk.
  • As an option, you can import the certificates from Chrome. To do this, click the Wrench, Options, Under the Hood, Click the Manage Certificates Button, Click the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab, then import each of the certificates.

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How To Download Cac Certificates

As an NCO myself I’m always doing whatever I can to help my soldiers be more productive. One of those include allow them to use my personal laptop. Whether were out in the field, on the road or in the shop. I always bring my laptop to help get my work done. I let my soldiers check their pay, complete an online admin requirements; like accident avoidance, & etc. But in doing so everybody’s certificates stay in my CAC login box, which depending how many soldiers you have it could be a big list. So I’m giving you the steps to properly remove all those certificates for your CAC login:

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Here is the process:

  1. Open the “Start Menu”

  2. Open the “Control Panel”

  3. If your Control Panel is in Classic View

    1. Select “Internet Options”.

  4. If your Control Panel is in Category View

    1. Select the “Network & Internet” category

    2. Select “Internet Options”

  5. Open the “Content” Tab

  6. Click the “Certificates” button

  7. Ensure te “Personal” tab is selected and highlight the certificates you want to remove

  8. “Remove” the highlighted certificate

  9. Click “Close” to close the certificate window

  10. Click “OK” to close the internet options

  11. Click the red “X” to close the Control Panel

  12. Remove your CAC from the card reader

  13. Reinsert your CAC & login to the desktop if necessary

Hope this is helpful.