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SDDC Electronic Transportation Acquisition (ETA) program

Accessing the Surface Deployment and Distribution Commandís (SDDC) Electronic Transportation Acquisition (ETA) Portal

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the US Army has implemented stronger controls and a more secure authentication process for accessing DoD information systems. UserID and password access to ETA have been discontinued and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) requires all commercial accounts accessing transportation systems and applications through Electronic Transportation Acquisition (ETA) to use a commercial DoD approved External Certificate Authority (ECA) certificate.

The DoD ECA program supports the issuance of DoD-approved certificates to industry partners and other external entities and organizations that conduct business with the DoD. The ECA program is designed to provide a mechanism for these entities to securely communicate with the DoD and authenticate to DoD Information Systems. Additional information can be found at: http://iase.disa.mil/pki/eca

ETA is located at the following URL: https://eta.sddc.army.mil. Frequently asked questions regarding the use of the ECA certificate and ETA can be found on the ETA home page, under Help. You can also send questions to usarmy.scott.sddc.mbx.g6-src-eta-hd@mail.mil.

ECA Medium Assurance certificates, required for access to the ETA portal, are software based certificates. Fulfillment generally takes about five working days and is dependent on the successful registration and submission of required paperwork including a Notary signature. IdenTrust Registration personnel then conduct identity verification checks and when satisfied, send retrieval instructions by mail to the applicant.

ECA Certificates of a higher assurance level, such as ECA Medium Token Assurance may also be utilized. If you are accessing multiple DoD programs with your ECA Certificate, IdenTrust recommends acquiring the higher assurance level Certificate. Please note with Medium Token assurance, utilization of hardware (USB Token or Smart Card) for Certificate storage is required.

IdenTrust offers the following SDDC ETA approved DoD PKI ECA Digital Certificates:

Certificate Type Features
Medium SHA-256 Assurance
Stored in the browser
  • Identity verified by a notary
  • Software-based digital certificate with Keys generated and stored in FIPS 140-2 level 1 or higher validated software (e.g. Internet Explorer, Apple Safari)
  • US Citizens or legal US Residents residing within the United States
1-year Certificate 2-year Certificate 3-year Certificate
$109.00
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$188.00
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$233.00
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$109.00
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$188.00
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$233.00
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Medium SHA-256 Assurance Foreign Country
Stored in the browser
Foreign Country

  • Identity verified by Authorized DoD Employee (ADE)
  • Software-based digital certificate with Keys generated and stored in FIPS 140-2 level 1 or higher validated software (e.g. Internet Explorer, Apple Safari)
  • Non-US Citizen residing in your country (click here for list of countries supported)
1-year Certificate 3-year Certificate
$119.00
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$243.00
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$119.00
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$243.00
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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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$252.00 + Hardware
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$291.00 + Hardware
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$139.00
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$252.00
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$291.00
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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
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$291.00
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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 pricing, depending on need:
Smart card $50
Smart card & Card Reader $66
USB token $65

Purchasing 10+ Certificates?
If ten (10), or more, employees in your company need a certificate, IdenTrust offers a volume discount. We also have the Trusted Correspondent Program that allows someone in your organization to perform the in-person identity vetting and also bulk load the registration of all your employees. Contact ECA Sales to find out more.

ECA Medium Assurance Foreign Countries Supported:
US Citizens may apply for a digital certificate while in any country with a US Consulate. Upon completion of the online application, identity forms must be signed in the presence of a United States Consular Officer who is authorized to provide notarial services.

Citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, while in any of these four countries, may apply for a digital certificate by completing the online application and retrieving the identity forms. Identity forms must be signed in the presence of a United States Consular Officer who is authorized to provide notarial services.

Citizens of other countries require that identity forms are signed in the presence of an Authorized Individual, approved by the Department of Defense. If you do not already have a DoD-approved Individual, one will need to be established before you apply. Please contact the IdenTrust Help Desk for instructions in setting up an Authorized Individual by calling 801.384.3474 or by email at helpdesk@identrust.com.



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