ECA-External Certificate Authority

Gather Required Documents

To verify your identity for the digital certificate request, please gather the following documents:
    1. Two forms of photo identification (One must be from the primary list below. The second may come from either list, but MUST be from a different issuing agency from the first photo ID.)
      Primary Photo ID Secondary Photo ID

      Current photo ID issued by a federal, state, or local government

      Examples- This list is not exhaustive. You may use any current photo ID issued by a federal state, or local government.

      • Current, valid passport (U.S. or foreign, also qualifies as the required Proof of Citizenship below)
      • Current, valid driver’s license (U.S. or foreign)
      • Government-issued photo identity card or badge (U.S. or foreign)
      • U.S. DOD CAC Card

       

      Remember to bring identity documents

      Non-Exhaustive List of Examples:

      • Valid or expired passport (U.S. or foreign)
      • Valid or expired driver’s license (U.S. or foreign)
      • Government-issued photo identity card or badge (U.S. or foreign)
      • U.S. DOD CAC Card
      • Student photo ID
      • Official photo identity card or badge from your company or institution
      • Credit card (with photo)
    2. One Proof of Citizenship
      Proof of Citizenship for U.S. Citizens U.S. Proof of Citizenship for Non-U.S. Citizens World
      • Current, valid U.S. Passport (also qualifies as one of the required photo IDs)
      • Birth certificate issued by a government entity within the US or its territories
      • Certificate of Naturalization
      • FS-240 Consular Report
      • DS-1350 Certification of Report of Birth.
      • Certificate of Citizenship
      • Current, valid passport from your country (also qualifies as one of the required photo IDs)
      • Unfortunately, Green (Permanent Resident) Cards are NOT authorized for proof of citizenship.
    3. One of the following Proofs of Organizational Affiliation
      • A current, company-issued photo ID with company name, employee name, and employee photo.
      • A letter on company letterhead, signed by a Duly Authorized Company Representative, stating that you are an employee of that organization. A proof of affiliation letter is not a substitute for one of the above required photo IDs. (Download example)

  • For Component/Server Certificates (including Domain Controller), please provide an original Component/Server Authorization letter that designates you as the representative for your company for that certificate.
  • Medium Hardware Assurance Certificate requests must be made in the presence of an ORC RA. Certificates must be requested and issued on a FIPS compliant Cryptographic Token (e.g. USB token or smart card).