ECA-External Certificate Authority

News & Updates

Attention JPAS Users

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011

JPAS logon procedures have been updated to provide additional security and privacy of clearance data and personally identifiable information (PII). These changes are pursuant to Department of Defense (DoD) regulations mandating improved security by restricting access to only users with cryptographic logon.

Users need three items to access JPAS:

  1. An active JPAS account;
  2. An approved active PKI Certificate; and
  3. Hardware and Software needed to read the PKI certificate.

ORC is pleased to provide ECA credentials (items 2 and 3) for the JPAS infrastructure. While either type of PKI Certificate (Medium Token or Medium Hardware) is accepted, please be aware that there are a growing number of DoD sites that require Medium Hardware and will not accept Medium Token. To avoid unnecessary costs, we recommend that users who will access additional DoD sites select Medium Hardware.

Please see our pricing page for information on the necessary hardware and software for Medium Hardware and Medium Token certificates.
If you are ready to obtain your credentials, please schedule an appointment.