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USE YOUR CAC WITH A CHROMEBOOK

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Utilizing your CAC on a Chromebook "may" work if you follow these instructions (it worked on my Chromebook)

NOTE:  It works for accessing most CAC enabled websites.  I am unable to find Adobe Reader to be able to digitally sign forms

Please let me know of your success, or what you did differently.

Download these 4 DoD certificate files to your computer

AllCerts.p7b,

RootCert2.p7b,

RootCert3.p7b, and

RootCert4.p7b

To install the certificates in Chrome, select the 3 dots (top right of web browser), select Settings

Options, Settings

 .

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Click Advanced

Advanced

 

 

Select Manage certificates..

Manage Certificates 

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 Click the AUTHORITIES (tab)

Authorities 

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 Click Import

Import

 

 

Navigate to the folder you downloaded the above files to, then change the drop down to:  All files (found in lower left corner of page)

All Files

 

 

 Select RootCert4.p7b, then click OPEN

NOTE:  You will need to install the files in this order: 

RootCert4.p7b,

RootCert3.p7b,

RootCert2.p7b,

and finally AllCerts.p7b

Selecting RootCert4 

 

 

Check all three boxes under Trust settings, click OK

3 boxes

 

 

Install the other files you downloaded by going back to IMPORT.

Import

 

 

Navigate to the folder you downloaded the files to and change the drop down to:  All files (found in lower left corner of page)

All Files

 

 

 Select the next file, then OPEN

Reminder to OPEN in this order:

RootCert4.p7b,

RootCert3.p7b,

RootCert2.p7b,

and finally AllCerts.p7b

Rest of the files

 

Check all three boxes under Trust settings, click OK

3 boxes

 

To verify they all installed.  Stay in the AUTHORITIES (tab), scroll down to org-U.S. Government, the certificates listed below should be there:

DOD CA-31 through DOD CA-32,

DOD EMAIL CA-31 through DOD EMAIL CA-34,

DOD EMAIL CA-39 through DOD EMAIL CA-44,

DOD ID CA-33 through DOD ID CA-34,

DOD ID CA-39 through DOD ID CA-44,

DOD ID SW CA-35 through DOD ID SW CA-38,

DOD ID SW CA-45 through DOD ID SW CA-48, and

DoD Root CA 2 through DoD Root CA 4

Did certs install?

 

Now all of the DoD certificates are installed, you need to install CSSI or CACKey.  CSSI requires two separate apps be installed.

NOTE:  CSSI has worked more consistently, than CACKey

Smart Card Connector & CSSI Smart Card Middleware

Download from this webstore link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/smart%20card%20connector listed under Apps

Select + ADD TO CHROME on each app 

CSSI

 

Select the Add app (button)

Add App

When going to CAC enabled sites, it is a little slow

I used an SCR-3310 v2 CAC reader

You have to Allow the app

 

CACKey is also available by going to this webstore link:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cackey/lpimdiknnpijeigckalekdccibdmeojg

Select the + ADD TO CHROME (button)

CACkey  

Select the Add app (button)

Add App

 

 

When you want to use it, select LAUNCH APP

 

NOTE: If you are unable to access your DoD Enterprise Email, try this...

  I have been informed by a couple of Soldiers that they had to use Incognito mode to access their DoD Enterprise Email account.  If you want to try this, Click <shift> <ctrl> <n> to bring it up.

 

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