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. This letter may serve as the required proof of organizational affiliation.

After gathering the required documents:

Proceed to Step 3: Trust CAs