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USE YOUR CAC ON A CHROMEBOOK

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Utilizing your CAC on a Chromebook "may" work if you follow these instructions (it has worked on multiple Chrome books)

You should be able to access most CAC enabled websites.  However, I am unable to find Adobe Reader to be able to digitally sign forms

NOTE:  This was last tested / validated on 27 June 2020 with Chrome OS version 83.0.4103.119 using an SCR-3310 v2 CAC reader

Please let me know of your success, or what you did differently.

Download these 5 DoD certificate files to your computer

AllCerts.p7b,

RootCert2.p7b,

RootCert3.p7b,

RootCert4.p7b and

RootCert5.p7b

To install the certificates in Chrome, select the 3 dots (top right of web browser), select Settings

Options, Settings

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Scroll down to Privacy and security, then select Security

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Scroll down and click on Manage certificates under Advanced Security

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 Click the AUTHORITIES (tab)

Authorities 

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 Click IMPORT

Import

 

 

Navigate to the folder you downloaded the above files to, then change the drop down to:  All files (found in lower left corner of page)

All Files

 

 

 Select RootCert5.p7b, then click OPEN

NOTE:  Install the files in this order: 

RootCert5.p7b,

RootCert4.p7b,

RootCert3.p7b,

RootCert2.p7b,

and finally AllCerts.p7b

by selecting each and clicking OPEN

Selecting RootCert4 

 

 

Check all three boxes under Trust settings, click OK

3 boxes

 

 

Install the other files you downloaded by going back to IMPORT

Import

 

 

Navigate to the folder you downloaded the files to and change the drop down to:  All files (found in lower left corner of page)

All Files

 

 

 Select the next file, then OPEN

Reminder to OPEN in this order:

RootCert5.p7b,

RootCert4.p7b,

RootCert3.p7b,

RootCert2.p7b,

and finally AllCerts.p7b by selecting each and clicking OPEN

Rest of the files

 

Check all three boxes under Trust settings, click OK

3 boxes

 

To verify all certificates installed...  Stay in the AUTHORITIES (tab), scroll down to org-U.S. Government, the certificates listed below should be there:

DOD EMAIL CA-33 through DOD EMAIL CA-34,

DOD EMAIL CA-39 through DOD EMAIL CA-44,

DOD EMAIL CA-49 through DOD EMAIL CA-52,

DOD EMAIL CA-59

DOD ID CA-33 through DOD ID CA-34,

DOD ID CA-39 through DOD ID CA-44,

DOD ID CA-49 through DOD ID CA-52,

DOD ID CA-59

DOD ID SW CA-35 through DOD ID SW CA-38,

DOD ID SW CA-45 through DOD ID SW CA-48,

DoD Root CA 2 through DoD Root CA 5, 

DOD ID SW CA-53 through DOD ID SW CA-58, and

DOD SW CA-60 through DOD SW CA-61

Did certs install?

 

All of the DoD certificates are now installed, the next step is to install CSSI Smart Card Middleware or CACKey (NOT both).  CSSI requires two separate apps be installed.

NOTE:  CSSI Smart Card Middleware has worked more consistently (in my tests) than CACKey

Smart Card Connector & CSSI Smart Card Middleware

Download from this webstore link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/smart%20card%20connector listed under Apps

Select + ADD TO CHROME on each app 

CSSI

 

Click the Add app (button)

Add App

When going to CAC enabled sites, it is a little slow

I used an SCR-3310 v2 CAC reader

You may have to Allow the app

 

NOTE: CACKey is another program you can use.  DO NOT install both CSSI and CACkey

CACKey is also available by going to this webstore link:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cackey/lpimdiknnpijeigckalekdccibdmeojg

Select the + ADD TO CHROME (button)

CACkey  

Click the Add app (button)

Add App

 

 

When you want to use it, select LAUNCH APP

 

NOTE: If you are unable to access your DoD websites...

  I have been informed by some personnel that they had to use Incognito mode to access some DoD websites.  If you want to try this:

Option 1:  Click <shift> <ctrl> <n>

Option 2: "Double finger tap" on the Chrome browser icon in the taskbar

 

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