Air Force changing log-on certificate

The Air Force Network is migrating user accounts from the 10-digit email certificate (0123456789@mil) to the 16-digit PIV certificate (01234567890123456@mil) starting March 13. (Courtesy photo illustration)

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The Air Force Network is migrating user accounts from the 10-digit email certificate (0123456789@mil) to the 16-digit PIV certificate (01234567890123456@mil) starting March 13. (Courtesy photo illustration)

To decrease the number of certificates available for authentication, the Air Force Network is migrating user accounts from the 10-digit email certificate (0123456789@mil) to the 16-digit PIV certificate (01234567890123456@mil) starting March 13.

This is a Department of Defense-wide change as a part of the Common Access Card modernization program and will bring the DoD in line with standards used by the rest of the federal government. It will also change the number of certificates available.

Users will need to use this new certificate to access their computers as well as access enterprise applications, such as the Air Force Portal, SharePoint, VPN, etc. Those who try to access systems and applications not configured for the new certificate will be denied access.

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Before migration, users will receive an email from Air Force Public Key Infrastructure, Air Force Directory Services (AFPKI/AFDS) letting them know their certificate will soon be migrated. During the process, there is potential for loss of access to systems and applications.

After migration only the new certificates will be used for authentication during log on, and email signature certificate will only be used to digitally sign unclassified email and documents.

For questions, contact your cyber security liaison or Cyber Operations Center at 937-656-2666. For issues during the migration, please submit a remedy ticket via the vESD icon located on the desktop.

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