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AKO (Army Knowledge Online)

Army Knowledge Online (AKO) provides web-based enterprise information services to US Army and to other US DoD customers through it closely related Defense Knowledge Online (DKO). Enterprise services include portal, e-mail, directory, discovery, and single sign-on functionality and can be extended to US Army Civilian and other DoD Civilian customers, as well as family members through sponsored accounts.

In a policy memorandum dated 28 October 2010, Army CIO/G6 directed for immediate action the migration of Army Knowledge Online (AKO) Single Sign-On (SSO) to DOD PKI based authentication in compliance with DOD Policy (JTF-GNO CTO 07-15). Utilizing CAC/PKI significantly decreases the threat to Army IT systems (AIS) and networks.

Qualified users that do not have a CAC card may register for AKO/DKO accounts utilizing IdenTrust DoD ECA Certificates. Information regarding qualification requirements for AKO or DKO accounts may be found on the AKO help desk web page.

IdenTrust DoD ECA Credentials
IdenTrust ECA credentials are issued at various assurance levels. The assurance level required for access to a particular DoD program or application is determined by the associated DoD Program Management Office or application owner. For AKO or DKO application access, IdenTrust recommends Medium Token assurance as a minimum. For the highest level of interoperability across multiple DoD applications, users should acquire the highest assurance level credential, which is Medium Token Hardware assurance.

IdenTrust DoD ECA Medium Hardware Assurance credentials include DoD ECA Certificates that can be utilized for authentication, email signing and encryption purposes. Optional form factors include both USB tokens and smart cards (similar to a CAC card), which securely store the Certificates on FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic chips. The identity vetting process for this assurance level requires a face to face meeting with an IdenTrust trusted agent (available in Metro DC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Huntsville, AL, San Antonio & South Texas Area, Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA). If you are not in one of these areas and wish to obtain an IdenTrust DoD ECA Medium Hardware Assurance credential, please contact ECAsales@identrust.com or call 866.299.3335 for assistance.

Registering for your AKO or DKO Account
Once you receive your IdenTrust ECA Certificate, you will then utilize the credential to register for an AKO or DKO account at www.us.army.mil. For a short FAQ regarding the registration process, please click here.

Purchasing an IdenTrust DoD ECA Credential
To acquire an IdenTrust ECA credential, please click on the buy button below to initiate the registration and purchase process.

Certificate Type Features
Medium Token SHA-256 Assurance
Smart Card and UBS Token
  • Identity verified by a notary
  • Hardware-based digital certificate with Keys generated and stored in FIPS 140-2 level 2 or higher validated Smart Card or USB Token
  • US Citizens or legal US Residents residing within the United States
1-year Certificate 2-year Certificate 3-year Certificate
$139.00 + Hardware
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$242.00 + Hardware
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$281.00 + Hardware
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$139.00
Renewal Button
$242.00
Renewal Button
$281.00
Renewal Button
Medium Token SHA-256 Assurance Foreign Country
Smart Card and UBS Token
Foreign Country

  • Identity verified by Authorized DoD Employee (ADE)
  • Hardware-based digital certificate with Keys generated and stored in FIPS 140-2 level 2 or higher validated Smart Card or USB Token
  • Non-US Citizen residing in your Country (click here for list of Countries supported and Shipping Costs)
1-year Certificate 3-year Certificate
$149.00 + Hardware
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$291.00 + Hardware
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$149.00
Renewal Button
$291.00
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Medium Hardware SHA-256 Assurance
Smart Card and UBS Token
  • Identity verified by an IdenTrust Agent or Trusted Correspondent AND requires additional forms of identification
  • Hardware-based digital certificate stored within a smart card or USB token
  • US Citizens or legal US Residents residing within the United States
1-year Certificate 3-year Certificate
$179.00 + Hardware
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$365.00 + Hardware
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$179.00
Renewal Button
$365.00
Renewal Button
IMPORTANT: Before purchasing this certificate type please ensure you have access to an IdenTrust Agent or Trusted Correspondent for the required "In Person" identity vetting.

Hardware (Smart Cards or USB Tokens) may be purchased with Certificates as part of the purchase process. Purchase of hardware includes a one-time license for middleware and drivers necessary for the hardware to function.

Hardware, depending on need:
Smart card $50
Smart card & Card Reader $66
USB token $65

For volume discount pricing, please contact: ECAsales@identrust.com or call 866.299.3335.



ECA INQUIRIES
888.882.1104
Helpdesk@IdenTrust.com
ECAsales@IdenTrust.com
M-F, 6am-6pm MST

AKO RELATED HELP
AKO Registration FAQ

HOW TO BUY
ECA Medium Assurance
ECA Medium Assurance Foreign Country
ECA Medium Token Assurance Foreign Country
ECA Medium Token
ECA Medium Hardware Assurance
ECA Medium Assurance SSL
ECA Foreign Countries Supported

LIST OF GOVT AGENCIES

AFTER YOU BUY
ECA Application Enablement FAQ
Request Key Recovery
Revoke Certificate
Root Certificate Downloads

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