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CAC 123: NGA Employee CAC Resources

Three easy steps to getting online

Step 1

Setting Up Your CAC Reader

This guide covers Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Other browsers might not be compatible with the built in Windows middleware.

Instructions for Windows

Instructions for Apple

Instructions for Chromebook

Have You Been Migrated to PIV?

You should have received a notification email stating that you were being migrated to the 16 digit PIV certificate. This means you have to select the PIV certificate  for all things SBU instead of the email certificate or 10 digit ID certificate. The following will help you determine which certificate is the PIV.

Identifying the PIV Cert on Windows

Identifying the PIV Cert on a Mac

Step 2

Testing Your CAC Reader

Once you have your SmartCard Reader configured, now you can test it. Remote login into protected resources will require your Common Access Card (CAC). Insert your CAC into the reader and test against these useful NGA resources. If you have been migrated to PIV make sure to select the PIV cert.

Note regarding NGA | Intelshare: Ignore the email cert recommendation if you are a PIV user

NGA | Intelshare

NGA Webmail

RocketChat

Discourse

Step 3

Accessing SBU with your CAC Reader

After successfully accessing CAC-enabled resources you can use that same process to remote login into your desktop. You will have access to your desktop just like being at work. Follow the instructions below to remote access into your desktop while teleworking. If you have been migrated to PIV make sure to select the PIV certificate.

Instructions for Windows

Instructions for Apple

Instructions for Chromebook

Instructions for Updating Citrix Workspace

Need Assistance?

If you are having trouble with these steps, please contact the Enterprise Service Center.