Offering ongoing support for ACES certificate holders
In August 2018 the General Services Administration announced that by August 2020 all Certification Authorities must terminate all ACES certificates under the Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) program. Based on this requirement, as of July 31, 2020 IdenTrust will revoke all outstanding ACES certificates and will discontinue support for the ACES program.
IdenTrust has worked with the GSA to gain approval to issue Federal Bridge Certified IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) certificates and DoD ECA certificates to replace your expiring ACES certificate. Use the following guidelines to choose your new IdenTrust certificate:
For Digital Signing & Sealing
If you are using your certificate to digitally sign and/or seal documents that are submitted to state and/or local government agencies (such as Departments of Transportation or eNotary services), use our Digital Signing & Sealing Certificate Selection Wizard to assist you in choosing an IGC certificate.
For State & Local Government Agencies
If you are affiliated with a State or Local government agency that is using for digital signing, sealing or access to secure government websites, use our Federal, State and Local Government Agencies Certificate Selection Wizard to assist you in choosing an IGC certificate.
For Federal Agencies
If you are using your certificate to access U.S. federal government websites, you can use either DoD ECA or IdenTrust IGC certificates. Use our DoD ECA Certificate Selection Wizard where you can select the agency/agencies that you interact with and our wizard will offer you the DoD and IGC certificate(s) that are accepted by the agency/agencies you have chosen.