ACES Unaffiliated Identity and Encryption Certificates


  • Easy online request process for 2 year certificates.
  • Installs into Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  • Allows access to government sites that accept ACES Unaffiliated certificates. Important note: GSA’s eOffer/eMod website requires an ACES Business Identity certificate and will NOT accept an ACES Unaffiliated Identity Certificate. DDTC’s DTrade site officially accepts ACES Unaffiliated certificates, but we strongly recommend that you use an ACES Business Identity certificate instead.
  • An ACES certificate pair is used for:
    • Identity Certificate: accessing websites and digitally signing emails.
    • Encryption Certificate: exchanging encrypted emails.

Detailed information

Steps to obtain your certificates

Proceed to Step 1 to read the requirements