How to download and install U.S. Government DOD PKI Root CA?

Solution ID:    SO5198    Updated:    08/14/2015


NOTE:  Read the instructions for downloading and installing these certificates before clicking on the link as you will not be able to see them afterwards.
If you need to exchange secure email with the DOD, please download the DOD root certificates.  These roots will enable you to read messages encrypted or signed by a certificate issued by the U.S. Government DOD PKI Root CA.
(If certificates are already installed, you will only see a The import was successful popup).
  1. Download and save each file to your desktop .
  2. Right click on the file, install certificate.
  3. Choose next, Choose place all certificates in the following store.
  4. Choose Browse
  5. Highlight Trusted Root Certification Authorities
  6. Click OK ,Next,Finish
  7. You will see the following "You are about to install a certificate".
  8. Click Yes until you see the certificate has been successfully installed.
  9. Repeat the steps above for all 3 root certificates.


  1. Click the download link
  2. Click all three "Trust" checkboxes
  3. Click OK

Repeat these steps for each file

You will be notified if the files are already installed.



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