IdenTrust Inc. Logo
ACES CERTIFICATES


ACES enables individuals and businesses to conduct business with the government electronically via the use of digital signature technology. In September 1999, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) named IdenTrust as the first ACES Certificate Authority(CA) to operate its digital certificate and repository services under the ACES contract; thereby enabling IdenTrust to issue digital certificates under ACES task orders from federal agencies.

Facts about the ACES Program

  Much of the impetus behind ACES flows from the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA), which mandates that agencies shift paper processes to the Internet by 2003.
  The primary goal of ACES is to leverage information technology to deliver comprehensive government services to Americans and to dramatically increase government productivity.
  ACES is intended to enable individuals and businesses to efficiently conduct business with the government electronically via the use of digital signature technology.
  Government agencies, individuals, and individuals acting on behalf of businesses may receive digital certificates that positively identify them online.
  ACES certificates enable agencies to authenticate users for access control as well as file/form submission.


IdenTrust ACES Certificate Center is an online process where agency employees, individuals, and individuals acting on behalf of businesses can apply and purchase ACES certificates. There are two types of ACES certificates:

Business Representative
  Authenticate yourself as an employee of a government agency or valid business
  Digitally sign documents to replace "ink" signatures (e.g. signing a contract)
  Authenticate yourself to gain access to a PKI-enabled application (e.g. a secure web server)
  ACES Business Representative certificates are intended to be used at the medium level of assurance relevant to environments where risks and consequences of data compromise are moderate. This may include transactions having substantial monetary value or risk of fraud, or involving access to private information where the likelihood of malicious access is substantial.

Unaffiliated Individual
  Authenticate yourself
  Digitally sign documents to replace "ink" signatures (e.g. signing a contract)
  Authenticate yourself to gain access to a PKI-enabled application (e.g. a secure web server)
  ACES Unaffiliated Individual certificates are intended to be used at the basic level of assurance relevant to environments where there are risks and consequences of data compromise, but they are not considered to be of major significance. This may include access to private information where the likelihood of malicious access is not high. It is assumed at this security level that users are not likely to be malicious.

BUY YOUR ACES CERTIFICATE



CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Helpdesk@IdenTrust.com
888.339.8904 (within the US)
801.924.8140 (outside the US)
M-F, 6am-6pm MST

RELATED CONTENT
Creating a Custom Signature Appearance in Adobe 9
ACES Certificate Management Center
ACES Certificate Policies
ACES Support
Root Certificate Downloads
ACES Brochure
ACES Voucher Order Form
Accepted IDs for ACES
IdenTrust, Inc. BBB Business Review WebTrust WebTrust Baseline EHNAC EHNAC GSA Schedule SOC
© IdenTrust, Inc. All Rights Reserved.    Home | Contact Us | Legal Policies